April 26th, 2009 12:11 EST
Miss Universe Australia Finalist Looks Like A Skeleton
"Australia`s Miss Universe contest was thrown into controversy on Thursday with doctors and dieticians complaining a leading finalist was `skin and bones` and dangerously malnourished.
Sydney model Stephanie Naumoska, 19, was one of 32 contestants from more than 7,000 hopefuls to make the glittering final at an event promoting `healthy, proportioned, bodies.`
`Bony or beautiful?` newspaper headlines said over photographs of a gaunt Naumoska posing in a red string bikini.
Health professionals said Naumoska, who is 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) tall and weighs just 49 kg (108 lbs), had a body mass index of just 15.1, well under the official 18 benchmark for malnutrition." Reuters
Some female celebs like Lindsay Lohan and Amy Winehouse will do anything to garner publicity: From flashing their nether regions to snorting cocaine at a night club. But when the press and the media get tired of their skanky antics, as a last resort they starve themselves to get the attention they desperately need.
The Skeletal chic look is popular with skanky celebs and supermodels, but this is the first time I have seen a wretchedly skinny girl in a respected beauty pageant.
Naumoska would be right at home is the Miss Anorexic Australia beauty pageant, but she should never have been allowed to compete in a legitimate beauty contest.
There should be a minimum weight requirement to compete in any nationally or internationally recognized beauty pageant.
Thank goodness that Naumoska didn`t win the crown, there might have been an epidemic of young girls losing wight to emulate her sick look.