San Bartolomé de Tirajana will play host to the parading of more than 15 young women from various cities around the world, ostensibly here to promote tourism in the Miss Summer International 2017 “competition”.
The last two editions of this contest, which organisers say originated in Eastern Europe some years ago, were held in Colombia, though it is difficult to find the selected as Miss Summer International. However no further information can be found prior to the 2015 edition which was held in collaboration with local institutions in the ancient “Golden Gate City of the Open Arms” Baranquilla, on Columbia’s northern Caribbean coast, and the city of Cartagena a little further south.
This year the Hotel Bungalows Vista Flor, in the Maspalomas district of Campo Internacional, are said to be collaborating with companies related to fashion, beauty, tourism, hospitality and the catering sectors, though no specific sponsors have yet been named.
The pageant apparently has representatives in Colombia, Russia, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Mexico, the United States, India, France, the Philippines and Germany, who procure the entrants for the contest.
Nerea Dorothy, a native of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, was the first ever Spanish delegate put forward for Miss Summer International.
The young ladies will be paraded and take part in presentations, tourist visits and gastronomic tours, activities aimed at “enabling them to better understand the culture and customs of the place that hosts the event.”
The final gala is set for Saturday May 27, at 9 pm, in Cafè del Mar.
Source: La Provincia –
As lovely as I am sure it is for these young ladies, all national level beauty queens, to travel the world as part of this pageant I wonder…
Is this the 21st century role for women and equality that we most want to support?
Perhaps you think this is just a harmless piece of fun?
Is everyone taking part happy to represented in this way?
Should we have more of these shows/contests?
Are there any other kinds of competition that might act as inspiration for young people?