This innocent photo from the Miss World 1993 contest caused furor and controversy, and Miss Lebanon Ghada Turk was persecuted for having posed with Miss Israel Tamara Porat. The more things change, the more things stay the same.
We believe that both the Lebanese and Israeli governments need to re-think their entire perception of each other, if only to benefit the Lebanese and Israeli people.
Our BS scholars who are minoring in epidemiology have just given us this latest outbreak alert. The outbreak is most severe the USA, which is odd, as the USA is not known to be pageant-crazy. And, as the stats indicate, Miss Universe fever is spiking in Europe - Germany, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom, for example. We are likely not able to get reliable information from Latin America on Miss Universe fever, since Latino pageant fans know that Dean Harris is generally anti-Latina and specifically anti-Miss Venezuela. NOTE: The stats below are as of 12-Jan-2015, 12PM New York time.