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Old 11-09-2003, 10:34 PM
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Here she is, Miss Afghanistan ...

no burqas here




Miss Afghanistan Wins Award at Miss Earth Pageant

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 9) - Miss Afghanistan Vida Samadzai, condemned in her homeland for parading in a bikini at the Miss Earth contest, won the pageant's first ''beauty for a cause'' award on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Samadzai, the first Afghan in three decades to take part in a beauty contest, failed to make it to the contest's semifinals.

But judges announced that, for the first time, they were handing out a ''beauty for a cause'' prize. They awarded it to Samadzai for ''symbolizing the newfound confidence, courage and spirit of today's women'' and ''representing the victory of women's rights and various social, personal and religious struggles.''

They said the award would be given annually from now on - and it was not clear if it was created especially for Samadzai.

Samadzai could face prosecution if she returns to her native country because of her attire at the Manila pageant, a senior Afghan justice official said Saturday.

Fazel Ahmad Manawi, deputy head of Afghanistan's Supreme Court, told The Associated Press that Samadzai, a college student in California, had betrayed Afghan culture by appearing at the Miss Earth contest in a bikini - and may have also broken the law.

''I hope that this lady regrets her actions,'' Manawi said. He added that Afghan prosecutors may open an investigation, but refused to say what charges or penalties Samadzai could face.

Regardless of any legal action, Samadzai's parading down a catwalk in a red bikini during the contest's qualification last month was a radical departure from the traditional image of Afghan women.

Samadzai left Afghanistan in 1996 to study in the United States.

The Miss Earth crown went Sunday to Miss Honduras Dania Prince. Brazil's Pricila Zandona was selected first runner-up, Costa Rica's Marianela Zeledon Bolanos was chosen second runner-up, and Miss Poland Marta Matyjasik was third runner-up.
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Old 11-09-2003, 10:38 PM
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Holy crap, she's skeletal.
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Old 11-09-2003, 10:47 PM
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Holy crap, she's skeletal.
Seeing ribs is not sexy...
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Old 11-09-2003, 10:54 PM
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funny, that doesn't bother me near as much as her toothpick arms and sagging breasts
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Old 11-09-2003, 11:25 PM
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Holy crap, she's skeletal.
I would understand the "walking skeleton" look if she was living in Aghanistan, but heck she lives Californa. She looks anorexic to me.

Would really like to know who named her Miss Aghanistan? Was she the only candidate?
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Old 11-10-2003, 12:50 AM
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funny, that doesn't bother me near as much as her toothpick arms and sagging breasts
Are you Afghani as well? I'm asking that because I am...
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Old 11-10-2003, 05:31 AM
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Holy crap, she's skeletal.
Agree - she looks like she weighs about 95 lbs. Poor girl
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That was my first thought, too. She is downright sick looking.
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She certainly has a beautiful face...but please...someone pass her a box of chocolates.
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You guys are all crazy!!! She's fine just the way she is.
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She certainly has a beautiful face...but please...someone pass her a box of chocolates.

Red beans and rice. Good protein.
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Red beans and rice. Good protein.
Initially I would have suggested a tub of protein, however, sometimes more drastic measures are in order.
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And not many meals either....

DOes anyone actually watch these pagents anymore?
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I'd venture to guess that her victory was, for the most part, politically-driven.

At the risk of sounding completely superficial, I think all these beauty pageants would be 1000 times more popular if they were based on...........BEAUTY. Let them wear sexy outfits and bathing suits, ask them interesting questions that reveal their attitude (not how they would go about bringing world peace or stopping world hunger), and judge them on how they look. I mean, it's a beauty pageant for chrissakes---and beauty is only supposed to be skin deep!

Sorry for the rant. It's just that these pageants are just so lame.
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Sorry for the rant. It's just that these pageants are just so lame.
Nobody made you watch them.
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she didn't win, but was given a special first time ever award that may be given at future pageants

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The 23-year-old Samadzai, the first Afghan in three decades to take part in a beauty contest, failed to make it to the contest's semifinals.

But judges announced that, for the first time, they were handing out a ''beauty for a cause'' prize. They awarded it to Samadzai for ''symbolizing the newfound confidence, courage and spirit of today's women'' and ''representing the victory of women's rights and various social, personal and religious struggles.
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Old 11-10-2003, 05:58 PM
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Are you Afghani as well? I'm asking that because I am...

No, I'm not, but have know people from there and the surrounding countries which has developed into a certain amount of interest and admiration.
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Nobody made you watch them.
I didn't watch it, bro. In fact, I haven't watched one of these pageants in many, many years. It's just that when I saw a picture of who I thought was the winner (though I now stand corrected---thanks for the clarification, Team Z4), I was like, "WTF?? This is a beauty pageant winner??"
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.... Was she the only candidate?
She was the only female in the country without facial hair
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Beauty is only a 6 pack and a light switch away. Just ask Salvator, he'd hit anything.
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That's not a bikini. That's a shorts. Girls at the mall wear shorter and tighter shorts than that.
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