Looking for women with brains didn’t work last year. So this year, the organiser of Miss Singapore World is employing a controversial new strategy – only pan-Asian looking women need apply.
A spokesman for Limelite Productions, which is organising the pageant, said: “In the past, we sent girls who were really tall, really fair, had really dark hair, and who answered questions well. But the formula hasn’t worked. So we are experimenting with different strategies, and this year, we have decided to send a representative who looks pan-Asian.
“To achieve this, apart from picking girls with pan-Asian features, we will have their hair lightened, their skin tanned, and they will also wear contact lenses to lighten their eye colour for the rest of the competition,” the spokesman added.