Questions asked to beauty contestants trigger debate on social media

Questions asked to beauty contestants trigger debate on social media

Questions asked to Miss Hawaii and Miss California and their performances during the recently held Miss USA pageant triggered debates on social media.

Miss California, Nadia Mejia, was severely mocked on social media after she stumbled and paused while answering a question about economic inequality.

Responding to the mocking and criticism, Mejia wrote on her Instagram account that she was praying to God for the right words. She added, “It’ll take longer than 30 seconds to answer that babe. She also posted a video of her singing “I don’t know about the economy” to the “I Want It That Way” tune of the Backstreet Boys.

Twenty-year-old Mejia is the daughter of 1990s popular singer Gerardo, which is best known for “Rico Suave.”

Miss Hawaii, Chelsea Hardin, punted when she was asked who she would vote for among the presumptive presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump. Clinton is on the way to become first woman to be nominated by a major political party for the White House.

Hardin replied that there was no way to precisely answer the question during the beauty contest and that gender didn’t matter to her when deciding the president.

Many people on social media criticized Harper’s Bazaar editor Laura Brown for asking such a question. They argued that asking a beauty contestant to reveal who she is planning to vote for in the presidential election was inappropriate.