Meet the Contestants – Miss World 2011 (Part 2)

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***THE RESPONSES GIVEN BY THE CONTESTANTS REPRESENTS THEM AND WAS UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGED BY ANY MEMBER OF THE PINK REPORT*** 


For security purposes, the identity of the contestants will remain unknown

 

 

 

Name:  Britney Boudashious Ebanks

Country: Miss Canada

Age: 18

Hobbies: Singing dancing, and competing in 4H competitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why did you enter the Miss World 2011 pageant?
Regardless of my physique, I think I have the potential and the intelligence to win the pageant.

What do you have that the other contestants don’t? 

I have four words to describe me; Uniqueness, talent, nerve and charisma. These I think will give me the upper hand above all the other contestants.

What are your talents?

I love to lip sync.

What are your best Qualities?

My best qualities are my ability to peer with others and get along with everyone because I am jovial, respectful and consider myself to be a people person. Also, I believe that we should use our beauty for a purpose; everyone is equal.

 Why should you be considered to be in the top three (3) contestants?

If should be chosen to be in the top 3, I will proudly wear my sash and uphold more educational opportunities throughout the LGBT community, try and ensure at all times there is love and harmony within the community.

 

If you were selected to be crowned Miss World, what difference would you bring to this competition?

I would have to say uniqueness, and encouraging and respectful words to the upcoming member of the community to pursue and follow your dreams.

 

 

 

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Name: Star McCalla
Country: Miss Malaysia

Age: 19

Hobbies:

 

What do you think the pageant is about?

I think the pageant is about us as gays helps us to conduct ourselves in a more acceptable manner, some of us as better young ladies and also the development of oneself.

 Why did you enter the Miss World 2011 pageant?

Regardless of what people might say, I think I have the potential to win this pageant.

What do you have that the other contestants don’t?
I have the look of a real woman, which I think is an advantage over the other girls.

 

 

 

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Name: Lavina Christian
Country: Miss Switzerland

Age: 17

Favourite colour(s): Purple, white blue and pink.

Favourite food(s): Ackee and fried chicken.

Why did you enter the Miss World 2011 pageant?

I entered the competition to enhance myself as a beautiful young lady.

What do you have that the other contestants don’t?
I think I can lip sync better than the rest of the girls, though each and every one is best at what they do.

What are your best Qualities?

My best qualities are lip syncing and dancing

Why should you be considered to be in the top three (3) contestants?

I think I should be in the top 3 because I have the experience in entering pageants such as these. I have been entering in pageants since I was 14 years of age and my 3 years of experience will give me the edge over the other girls.

If you were to be crowned Miss World 2011, what difference would your bring to the pageant.

First of all I would wear my crown with pride and dignity. I will create a backbone for the LGBT community and be a role model for them.

Do you think you have what it takes to be Miss World 2011 and why?

Yes i have what it takes. My potential, ambition and confidence speak for itself.

 What could you do to enhance the Pageant?

I would create a platform to let everyone know we are not just gays, we are human beings. We are just like everyone else just with a different sexual preference.

If you should take home the crown, what plans do you have for your reign?

Well, I would definitely wear my crown with pride and dignity and represent my country of Switzerland and let everyone know that I am the Queen of 2011.

 If you could change something in the LGBT community what would you change?

Most definitely is how we live because most persons don’t know how to conduct themselves in a manner that is acceptable.

 

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Meet the Contestants – Miss World 2011 (Part 1)

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For security purposes, the identity of the contestants will remain unknown

 

 

 

Name: Kardashian Foster

Country: Miss. South Africa

Age: 18

Hobbies: surfing the net and meeting new people.

you can view this contestant at http://missworld2011.webs.com

 

 

 

 

Why did you enter the Miss World 2011 pageant?

I saw it as an opportunity to make a difference within the LGBT community and hopefully after all the work I’ll be doing, someone will recognise the effort, pick up the baton and continue where I’ve left off.

What do you have that the other contestants don’t?

I’m unique in my own way, because I recognise my physical and mental flaws and think of new ways to correct them to make me a better person.

Why do you think you should be in the top three (3)?

I have what it takes to be a winner but to be in the top three would be a good accomplishment, I am a people person so it would be easy for me to interact with people within the community with the work I will be doing.

If you were to be crown, what difference would you make to the pageant?

First I would follow what I call the three Cs of life, A Chance, A Choice, A Change; I believe that I can stretch across my view and make it known that be must the difference we want to see in our community and start off with making a choice to take a chance and make a positive change.

Do you think you have what it takes to be Miss World 2011 and why?

Yes I know I have what it takes to be Miss World 2011, I am me and I do think anyone should pretend to be someone they’re not, not because I’m in the competition means I’m going to change who I am, what you see is what you get.

Do you have any advice for the current and future contestants?

I think that people should see this as an opportunity to express themselves and do what they want, move from behind the curtain, show your purpose, let your voice be heard, your talents be seen and your beauty exposed.

 

 

For security purposes, the identity of the contestants will remain unknown

 

 

Name: Theresa Rene Pegasus

Country: Miss. Japan

Age: 21

Hobbies: Reading, listening to music

you can view this contestant at http://missworld2011.webs.com

 

 

 

 

 

Why did you enter the Miss World 2011 pageant?

I entered to express the unexpressed side of me

What do you have that the other contestants don’t?

Intellect, confidence, I am goal oriented; I know where I’m coming from and where I want to go

What are your best qualities?

Empathy; my ability to relate to others, understand where they are coming from and advice accordingly.

 Why do you think you should be in the top three (3)?

I think I have something to give back to the community, a somewhat keen understanding of what it takes to make a change. I think I am the epitome of what we should strive to be.

If you were to be crown, what difference would you make to the pageant?

The difference I would like to bring is organisation, class, elegance and intelligence.  Promote and market the pageant so that future contestants know what it’s really about.

Do you think you have what it takes to be Miss World 2011 and why?

I definitely think I have what it takes to be Miss World 2011, as previously stated I confidence and goal oriented.

Do you have any advice for the current and future contestants?

Be confident in everything you do and you will have nothing to fear.

 

 

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you can view this contestant at http://missworld2011.webs.com

 

Name: Dolly Couture Surun

Country: Miss. Uruguay

Age: 22

Hobbies:

Why did you enter the Miss World 2011 pageant?

To see the best in me and boost my self-esteem and confidence and to also to be heard and to help make a difference.

What do you have that the other contestants don’t?

Strategy, class and kindness

What are your best qualities?

Leadership

 Why do you think you should be in the top three (3)?

I think I have what it takes to make a difference

If you were to be crown, what difference would you make to the pageant?

Get the pageant more involved in the community

Do you think you have what it takes to be Miss World 2011 and why?

I absolutely have what it takes to be Miss World 2011

 

 

Vicky: Powerful, Beautiful, and Regal. She is a true pioneer

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Vicky is one of two alter egos that live in total harmony and balance within the host person, a very shy and introverted young man. The other ego is Gisselle, she is an extrovert who bluntly speaks her mind but can be tactful when she sees fit.

When asked how the names came about and the purpose behind them, she says there is no purpose behind the name and that a friend named her. Vicky has become more than an alter ego; she is a person who has developed over time, she thrives on entertaining the people around her and is motivated by happiness she brings out of them.

The epitome of fierceness, style and class, she loves to cook and entertain her guests. A philanthropist at heart, she’s committed to help raise the awareness of HIV, AIDs and other STIs including other unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking, drug and alcohol abuse.

Vicky entered the Miss World LGBT 2011 as Miss Jamaica not only to raise the standards of the competition, but to also let her voice be heard for the homeless and otherwise vulnerable within the LGBT community.

She believes that in order to be effective in our efforts to be accepted by society, we must first become ‘ONE’, one heart, one voice, one vision; the fight amongst ourselves will only make the change we wish to see more difficult to accomplish.

Loved by many for her fierce and crazy dance moves, her ability to bring any song to life is a gift; her talent extends beyond dancing into poetry and drama. An activist and a true friend, a true lady and a legend, with grace and class, she is, Queen Victoria.

 

For security purposes, the identity will remain unknown

Tis the season to….Dash out

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Fashion Addiction – November 25, 2011

DaShBoyZ & Dexter 3D Pottinger conjure an Epic Night of Fine Fashion & Music. Music by: DJ David!+Guest VJ & DJ Ft. Sexy Models in underwear. Its a Fun Fierce Night! Show Hosted by: MILK. 

Sin City 2: Sin is In – November 26, 2011

They’re back for round 2 with the theme SIN IS IN, ARCO IRIS Promotions will attempt for the second time to deliver the high energy at high altitude uber epic fun they dished out back in August. It is very evident that the team has been working around the clock to ensure that the plane is ready for take off on November 26, dishing out a whole new level of promotion and marketing strategy that we have never seen by other promoters. No word yet as to what surprises are in store for party goers, that’s a closely held secret which if disclosed would be like a black ops agent telling the enemy his trade craft. The count-down has already begun and It’s safe to say that PINK anticipates a whole new party experience that will leave us and party goers wanting more.

Miss World 2011 – November 26, 2011

Macey Balenciaga and Couture Elements present MISS WORLD 2011. This is the 8th staging of this monumental event and this year excitement has reached a fever pitch. We have girls from all over the world competing for the coveted crown and prizes and surprises to blow your mind!

∙̣̇∙̣̇∙̣̇∙̣̣̣̇̇̇∙̣̣̇̇∙̣̇∙ DIQ Sexy Underwear Party ∙∙̣̇∙̣̣̇̇∙̣̣̣̇̇̇∙̣̇∙̣̇∙̣̇  – November 26, 2011

On November 26th Get It Together Store presents a party experience like no other. Stemming from its successful, signature underwear line comes….DIQ Sexy Underwear Party. No pants, shorts, or women’s underwear allowed! Underwear police in full force! Wonderful never before used villa venue with swimming pool and and garden hideaways, Invitation Only! RSVP for tickets and location! Cash bar at venue!

Clean N’ Trendy 2 – December 2, 2011

Clean N’ Trendy 2 will rock the warehouse on December 2 with a DJ competition between 2 of the fiercest dancehall DJs on the rock! This is an authentic street dance kinda vibe so expect nice vibes and wicked tunes!

 

Club Heavens Re-opening – December 3, 2011 

 Club Heavens is back! Join us as on December 2 we welcome the re-opening of this fantabulous north coast LGBT club! This is the stuff of legends! Be there!

 

Santa’s List: Black Ties and Posh Frocks – December 25, 2011

I want to be on the naughty list this year, because all the naughty boys and gals have their tailors and seamstresses on speed dial for a night of grand entrances, black ties and posh frocks. Let your creativity fly and be the belle of the ball at Magic Mountain. There’s no doubt that these veterans are going to make memories Christmas night and I’m sure the fabulous outfits will paint the sky in every colour of the rainbow. Magic Mountain will be the zenith of all things fabulous. You better be there. Special performance by Alexandria Love.

Red: Fire & Ice Edition – December 17, 2011

Taste The Rainbow Promotions present an event called Red: Fire & Ice Edition. The name says it all, hot like fire entertainment and ice to cool you down after all that heat, set to commence on December 19 where studs wear white, femmes red and males red and black.

****PART PROCEEDS OF THIS EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO THE NON-PROFIT /NON GOVERMENTAL ORGANIZATION “THE UNDERLINED RESPONSE” FOUNDED IN JANUARY 2010 AS THE ( NGO) ARM OF “COUTURE ELEMENTS” AND ONE OF THERE MANY PROJECTS “THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND”

Epic Fashion Ball 

Tamara Peru Del Prado hosts Epic Fashion Ball this New Year’s Eve. It is a fashion show showcasing his original designs as well as others from the vibrant LGBT fashion design scene. Performance by D’Angel at the epic after party! What a way to ring in the New Year! Haute Couture and Hot boys!

We are still waiting to confirm if We Welcome Fierceness or Fierce & Co. will claim the New Year’s Eve slot to host their annual New Year’s Eve bash for the Elite and the Ravers.

Tolerance As A Public Good

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A haunting image of the deadly effects of intolerance is that of the gruesome murder of 16 year old Oshane Gordon in the early hours of Tuesday morning October 18, 2011.  While Oshane and his mother slept, men barged into their home in Lilliput, New England and after chopping Oshane on his foot to prevent him escaping through a window, the invaders then caught up with Oshane and finished him off with several more savage blows.

According to CVM TV, Oshane was brutally slain because of “questionable relations” with a man.  Oshane’s mother also received injuries during the home invasion.  This incident palpably demonstrates that intolerance takes a tragic toll on both its intended victims and “collateral damage” in the form of innocent bystanders.

The level of intolerance displayed towards Jamaica’s population of men who have sex with men (MSM) has created a social, public health, human rights and economic crisis for all Jamaicans.  Our astronomical level of homophobia (recorded at over 80% in a University of The West Indies study) has been used by many to justify retention of the country’s colonial era anti-buggery law.

Recently, there have also been attempts in the media by anti-gay lobbyists to encourage the retention of the law as a means of addressing the country’s HIV and AIDS epidemic.    This is contrary to sound epidemiological evidence and is actually counter-intuitive.

While it is true that anal sex is the most efficient mode of transmitting HIV (a practice most often associated with MSM), it is not true that retaining the law against buggery will act as an effective barrier to the transmission of HIV.  In fact, quite the opposite is true.

Acknowledging the psychological, social and physical imperatives to bond with another adult human being to whom one is attracted means that criminalization of such activity will simply force MSM to “mask” their true orientation by forming liaisons with females while continuing to engage in clandestine sexual relations with other men.

This increases the likelihood of HIV transmission.  The anti-buggery law also prevents the distribution of condoms in prisons despite clear evidence of sex happening in penal institutions.  Once released, former inmates infected by HIV then return to their communities where “riding bareback” is common resulting in infections of their often multiple concurrent partners.

Conversely, liberal democracies which have recognized the human rights of homosexuals have much lower HIV incidence than Jamaica, even while the HIV prevalence rate among MSM remains stubbornly high.  For example, Australia has a national HIV prevalence rate which is 17 times lower than Jamaica’s.

Further, with an estimated J$4.6Billion required to keep those currently infected with HIV alive (the overwhelming majority of whom are females in their reproductive years) it is fiscally irresponsible for us to ignore the deleterious impact of the anti-buggery law on the national HIV response.

And there is also the immeasurable and oftentimes irreparable harm done to men, women and children when the lie of enforced heterosexuality for homosexual males comes crashing down in the form of family break-ups and dislocation.

Both state and non-state actors also use the existence of the anti-buggery law to violate the human rights of Jamaican homosexuals.  This is why AIDS-Free World filed a petition on behalf of two gay Jamaican men who have experienced persistent acts of aggression by family, friends and the police based solely on their sexual orientation.  Tolerance of sexual diversity helps to preserve family life and will stem the bloodshed of innocents like Oshane.

It is time that Jamaicans realized that intolerance of consenting adults engaging in their private consensual acts of intimacy is overwhelmingly harmful.  In fact, by retaining such hostility, we are “cutting off our nose to spite our face.”