Today someone was showing me the question and answer video of our local Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Universe 2010. I did realize it was posted all over the net especially on facebook and the major reason for this was because everyone was laughing at her. Not only for the lack of depth in her answers but also for her bad pronunciation. Which is something about us Sri Lankans that I absolutely hate. But then that is not what this post is about. I was going through some of the interviews of the other participants including the winner Miss Mexico. (She pronounced her words badly too but it was so cute and sexy the way she did it you end up falling in love with her) I could not believe what I saw. All the contestants were asked to perform sound effects as part of the interview process. You know like of a cow (to which our lady said umbaa instead of moo) or of a rocket taking off and a lion. This really irked me because I think it is downright insulting to get a female to behave in such a stupid manner. I know to certain feminist types beauty contests are an abomination; another way of people exploiting women. However I hold a more moderate view. I am all for asking them intelligent questions and expecting intelligent answers. For the life of me I don't understand what aspects of beauty would unfold by making these contestants behave like performing monkeys. Isn’t that taking it a bit too far by any standard?