Mexican beauty queen Jimena Navarrete the winner of Monday night?s
Miss Universe pageant says she is plastic-surgery-free, but not for
the reason she's against cosmetic surgery.
Before the pageant, the website
Celestrellas interviewed the 22-year-old Mexican beauty queen and
she briefly discussed her attitude towards surgical treatments.
Navarette was asked if she went under
the knife for a plastic surgery and what she think about the
procedure. The beauty queen simply replied that she is for plastic
surgery, but she haven't gotten any, so far.
The interviewer asked her another
question, If her "healthy figure is a result of gyms or
genetics?" The Miss Universe winner said, "I exercise a
lot. I go to the gym two hours a day, one in the morning and one at
night. Since we are really busy right now, I try to work out whenever
I have the time. I brought some wrist weights with me."
The topic is quite controversial. Last
year, Miss California USA pageant winner Carrie Prejean got mixed up
in a brouhaha with the state pageant organizers over money they
handed to her to go through breast augmentation procedures, in
preparation for the Miss USA pageant, where she placed second.
Before Navarrete, two previous Miss
Universe winners were from Venenzuela. There, plastic surgery is
quite common, predominantly for beauty contest competitors. "Why
does Venezuela keep winning Miss Universe?? is a 2008 article from
the online Observers site which stated:
The 2008 Miss Universe winner, the
Venenzuelan Dayana Mendoza, has caused quite a stir when she
confessed to having recourse to plastic surgery. Her nose and
breasts got augmented before the start of the pageant. Even though
there is no rule against it, the beauty queen took a lot of
Venezuelan weekly magazine Version
Final reported, Dayana felt that her nose was "too droopy"
when she smiled. The very reason why she had work done on her nose.
She also thought she was ?too flat-chested? to be Miss Universe.
?In Your Face,? has an
unscientific survey where nearly three-quarters of readers
unanimously agree that contestants in beauty pageants should not be
allowed to have plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery is a medical procedure
that comes in two forms: aesthetics (cosmetics) and reconstructive.
Aesthetics plastic surgery is
concentrated on improving certain body features or changing a certain
part to make it agree to the looks that the patient want to have.
Reconstructive surgery is carried out to restore something in the
body that has been damaged due to mishaps from certain events like
burns, bone fractures, mastectomy, congenital defects such as cleft
palate etc. The fundamental purpose of taking reconstructive surgery
is to correct the defects in a particular body part to achieve normal
functioning of that part.
There are some benefits a cosmetic
surgery can give. One of which is boosting one's self-confidence. But
due to it's invasive nature it is necessary to ask the doctor's
opinion and to carefully plan which procedure to take for the sake of
compatibility and safety. Some times a person may suffer from
side-effects if it is not professionally or properly done.
Here's a thought that beauty pageant
organizers need to think about. If a beauty pageant contestant starts
enhancing parts of her body before the contest, isn't that considered