Dark-skinned Miss Universe and my dream of a ‘puting-puti’ skin

By Raquel Dagohoy

A dark-skinned beauty queen from South Africa who was crowned Miss Universe 2019 should teach Filipino women a lesson of physical acceptance and pride of skin color because of their rotten colonial mentality and inferior outlook.

If the colonial pretenders are sensitive enough they will catch up with the word most common, promoted and represented by the winning Top 20 candidates: the beauty of diversity and skin color. Bye-bye “kutis porcelana” and mestiza who are annoyingly predictable and boring.

Very few “kayumanggi” (warm brown) Pinays are proud of their natural exotic skin and they are intelligent and substantive. Like the new Miss Universe, they stand tall for what they are, dark skinned and average height and nothing can stop them, not even those pathetic and ridiculous advertisements from Caucasian and Japanese companies to transform their natural skin color to look and turned Japanese looking or “mestiza hilaw”. They might as well transform their noses a la Pinocchio and wear “step in” wherever they go. Their inferiority is a pity and laughable.

Sorry to the ladies and gays who are upset of this observation but it is about time for a total change of outlook. It’s time to accept who we physically are and not listen and follow like sheep to the dictates of others.

Being a slave to the opinion and taste of the so-called masters is trash so inferior and naive ,should liberate themselves with such idea. It is out of date, out of place and passé.

Even our taste of men is equally pathetic. We like Caucasian features such as white skin and tall. Notice our matinee idols are “tisoys’” who cannot even act or sing and try so hard. These so-called glamour boys remained nothing but glamorous and they are prettier than the leading ladies. How’s that for a colonial taste?

Thanks God that way of thinking is thrown to the garbage bin. Today, we must remember diverse skin color is the winning color wherever one is, whether on stage or off.

Artwork courtesy of IG markgeradjerkf

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