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Miss Alderney contest 'is not demeaning' says organiser

Post by GD on Mon 04 Mar 2013, 6:44 pm

The Miss Alderney contest is not demeaning to women, says the organiser.

Ilona Soane-Sands said she was pleased with the number of entries for the contest, which is in its 65th year.

Last year the Miss Guernsey contest was cancelled because of a lack of interest and Guernsey Deputy Sandra James called it an "outdated spectacle".

But Mrs Soane-Sands said in neighbouring Alderney the emphasis was on personality and fun rather than beauty.

She said: "Nobody here [in Alderney] is upset, it does not undermine women and it is not an insult because they are out for fun."

Two years ago the rules were changed to allow shy entrants more privacy by letting them apply online, amid fears potential beauty queens on the island - which has an estimated total population of about 1,600 - had become "a bit self conscious".

Would-be Miss Alderneys must be unmarried residents of the island aged between 17 and 25, and be on the island for Alderney Week in August.

The closing date for entries to the Miss Alderney contest is 22 March.


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Post by boatyboy on Wed 06 Mar 2013, 12:36 am


This reminds me of a show on American TV, when a Mary White house righter than right lady had her say about prostitution and how it gave the wrong idea about women, and the women's roll in society and how it demeanered women. The next guest was a completely beautiful women dressed immaculately, who sat down on the couch and declared she was a lady of the night and how dare the other guest tell her how she should make her living or live her life, it was her life not anyone else's.

She lived in a very large expensive house, had money in the bank and several cars because she was in demand as a working lady and had paid for it all her self. Would the preaching lady like to pay the thousands she earned each week out of her own pocket ?

I guess the idea is when you are all grown up you make your own choices.

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Post by Rupert Baehr on Fri 29 Mar 2013, 5:27 am

"...Would-be Miss Alderneys must be unmarried residents of the island aged between 17 and 25, and be on the island for Alderney Week in August...."

Are there gender restrictions?

(Just asking, Adrian.)

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