The 56th edition of Femina Miss India is currently underway and participants of the show are ready to fight it out to be the winner, as to whom will represent India at the Miss World competition.
Never known for inclusivity in terms of body type and skin colour, the pageant has come under fire, yet again this year after getting a picture of the finalists published in a newspaper.
What is wrong with this picture? pic.twitter.com/61B23aYFr6— LeBrown James (@Naa_Cheese) May 28, 2019
Pointing out the lack of inclusivity, people said that all the contestants look similar – at least in the pictures – and have the same skin tone and facial features.
Looks like batch 17383 from clone factory— Priyanka Lahiri (@lahirip) May 28, 2019
They all look like Manushi Chillar to me lol— Vidhi Narang (@Vidhi_Narang23) May 28, 2019
Same beauty filter has been used on everyone leaving no scope for diversity and inclusiveness.— Nidhi (@nidzk123) May 28, 2019
These are all different people?— Dhanya Rajendran (@dhanyarajendran) May 28, 2019
It’s no news that the beauty standards for women in the modelling and entertainment industry – are pretty screwed – with people inclined towards the slim and fair.
The same got reinforced with this picture, where weirdly enough, all the contestants look the same.
I was one of 3 state finalists last year and the girl who won was the fairest. It really be like that lol— Ansh🌻 (@anshsinghxx) May 28, 2019
Like almost every year, zero curly haired girls.— Vedashree Khambete-Sharma (@theotherveda) May 28, 2019
Variety~ The irony.— At Skyfall (@NotEloquent) May 28, 2019
All Fair n Lovely clones,— KamDev Baba (@TheKamDevBaba) May 28, 2019
No representation from Southern Black beauties and North East beauties…
This should be named North Indian-Punjabi Beauty contest…
Yeah they push a certain perception driven by cosmetic Industry ..what beauty is..— Linudas (@linudas) May 28, 2019