Only pretty, what a pity
Bolivia’s entrant in next week’s Miss Universe pageant is facing calls to quit after she made what many thought was a ‘racist’ remark. Gabriela Oviedo, 21, caused a furor when she described herself as tall, white woman and not a short Indian peasant.
“Unfortunately, people that don’t know Bolivia very much think that we are all just Indian people…poor people and very short people and Indian people,” local media quoted her as saying.
“I am from the other side of the country…and we are tall and we are white people and we know English,” Oviedo said.
And your point is?