Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Bonified!

So the new Miss Jamaica Universe is a bonified Rastafarian! (sorry couldn't find a decent link to the story)

Hey I ain't no rasta and wont pretend to be an expert but ummm are rastas allowed to parade on stage in swimwear? I'm just asking a question don't crucify me now.

No I'm not trying to keep a good woman down or saying that the Empress dem not smart or beautiful enough to win competition. Its just I just never thought of the Empress dem as beauty show contestants showing off their bodies like that, that's all. Rasta women always come off as the earthy type not the flamboyant beauty show type. I'm just kind of curious to the authentic rasta credentials of this yout. Yes she has dreads but same way ya doan have fe dread to be rasta isn't the opposite true?

Anyway like I say I just asking questions of the Idren dem.

Plus at least she ain't like Miss Jamaica World an get pregnant and have to give up the crown. Actually I kind of like that article I link above to the pregnant Miss Jamaica. The way they make it seem as if the girl do so wrong by getting pregnant. Is like they think beauty queen supposed to be a nun. Ya don't see nun in beauty pageant and ya don't see beauty queen in evening gown at convent. Yet dem play dem talking about "Unfortunately, Miss Lawrence has made an error of judgement and is now facing up to the consequences" and "her actions could potentially harm the tradition that is the Miss Jamaica World pageant and past and future winners. I know that she intends to do all within her powers to mitigate this potential harm"

It ain't like the girl is a terrorist or a murderer she just get pregnant. She ain't the first pretty girl nor the last one to do that. Next they will be telling me all beauty queens are pure and unspoilt. Chupse!

16 comments:

Crankyputz said...

Sigh, Us beauty queens have such a task...all de boys want to trap us and make us their baby mama's.....

GC (God's Child) said...

re 'are rastas allowed to parade on stage in swimwear?'

I'm wondering too. It just don't seem "Ital" to me.

Leon said...

She defended herself on Irie FM, saying that she is displaying her beauty, and her beauty cannot be properly displayed covered up.

Brotha Buck said...

They're up on stage in bikinis -- they are sex symbols. Sex and pregnancy go hand in hand, what they expect.

Yamfoot said...

i wondered that same thing about the bathing suit parade.

Campfyah said...

so whey de picture ah de rasta girl...more power to here, she changing de world standards of beauty queens. But yuh right about de italness ah parading in swim wear.

Fiyah said...

Here is a link to the story in the Jamaica Gleaner:

http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20070327/lead/lead3.html

And here is her MySpace page :)

http://www.myspace.com/74191563

yeah... she is a bonafide Rastafarian!

princessdominique said...

Great question. No crucifixion necessary. I really want to know.

Abeni said...

I wondered the same thing..thought rastas were in that kinda thing..wait yuh mean they not unspoilt:)

Radmila said...

I have no right to make a judgement call, but I thought all of those pageants were supposed to uphold some sort of moral, role model policy.

I think that most pageants are now going for the education and achievement angle for women as role models to young girls.

I'm not sure the pregnant contestant represents that.

Dr. D. said...

Probably she is a 'New Age' dread! Looking to change some of the stereotypes....

Re the pregnant one, perhaps she made an 'error of judgement' in not using a condom or other form of birth control. Then again, who knows? Perhaps she and her bf made a conscious decision to have a yute....just that while you are a reigning Beauty Queen, they have always shunned pregnancy during your reign. It gives the wrong vibes as they are supposed to be role models...like Radmilla said.


BTW, surprise....I posted!

nahmix said...

had to give up crown for getting pregnant? the broads here in the US can get away with murder and keep their crown, just ask the donald.

Stunner said...

I don't think from what I know about Rastafaioans, that the women are allowed to parade themselves like that, but then again when you listen to some of the songs some of the rastas sing, it seems the can do anything as long as they have a locks and bun weed! But on a different note the Rasta Miss World have a ratid irie body still!

Let's hope she doesn't get pregnant during her tenure, we would never hear the end of this too. I don't wrong the girl (ms Jamaica World) to keep her baby, if she gets pregnant during her tenure than so be it stuff happens, she is strill a human being.

Ri said...

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20070331T180000-0500_121178_OBS_RASTAFARIANS_EMBRACE_FIRST_BEAUTY_QUEEN_.asp

The above is a link to April 1st Jamaica Observer story. all the Rastas seem to be happy about it.

Wait until everyone realises dat she takin a draw.

Then is like the other one thats pregnant...

Guyana-Gyal said...

Maybe the pregnant girl can now enter a pageant with most beautiful pregnant Miss. Something like that.

jahraine said...

i am a thirty something year old uk rastafarian woman of two years. i have been led to believe by jamaican rasta men that the rasta women of jamaica are very righteous and are always covered from head to toe. so what happened to the beauty queen in question. i always wear my crown(turban) and am fully covered. nearly every day i get comments from guys on how beautiful i look. so as for her defending herself saying that her beauty could not be seen if she was covered up-nonsense or an excuse. yes she is changing the standards of beauty pageants but at the same time she is ridiculing rasta and making it meaningless. obviously the beauty pageant holders know what they are doing and she fell straight into the bait. personally i don't believe that she is a bonafide rastafarian but a bonafide dread. i am not judging her either as only jah can judge us.