My next video was not suppose to be about Unduk Ngadau 2011 but I have had interesting discussions with Drkdude and Jmin (check out my comments in the previous post to have a look at what we have been discussing about). It highlighted a lot of main topics (to me) that seem to dog Miss Bo Tiza’s win. A lot of people are more focused on how she shouldn’t have won and speculating on how she did it. Which is normal in any kind of competition but speculations are running rampant regarding this particular competition. Ramai yang tidak puas hati due to 4 reasons (that I manage to glean off from the useful insights of my dear commenters).
1. Unduk Ngadau Penampang was not able to answer her question during the Q & A . I’m not very clear on this but from what I have read on David Araimaitii’s facebook and comments made from readers who were there, Bo didn’t have a ‘powderful’ answer for her question (will need to dig deeper to see what her question was). She not only was unable to give a satisfactory answer she also took a long time to answer it which prompted her to ask the crowd to give her a moment. According to sources, the audience laughed when she did this (which to me is a good sign, since she is adding humor to her plight) but many see this as a clear indication of how unprepared she was and surely, she would have lost a lot marks in the Q&A session, enough to jeopardize her chances at winning the pageant.
2. One of the judges is a friend of hers, Madelyne Nandu. Rumors of ‘pilih kasih’, bias marking and just pure ‘sokong orang sendiri’ mentality (supporting your own people). More telling is the fact that Madelyne Nandu also represented Penampang in the Unduk Ngadau in 2005. This has raised the ire of some who think because she was from Penampang and that she is Bo’s friend surely she had a hand in manipulating the marks?
3. This theory is pretty out there, but many believe that since the Penampang district hasn’t had a winner in the last two UN’s maybe it was time that they won. Hmmm, personally this seems a little bit far fetched but many truly believe this and feel that politics are involved in this year’s pageant and how a few key figures pressured the organizers/judges to ensure that this years crown goes to UN Penampang. Seriously bah. Unduk Ngadau is a serious business, people and don’t you forget it.
4. Apparently, Bo’s makeup artist is also part of the organizing committee for the Unduk Ngadau. Many have pointed out how unfair this is and it should not be allowed.
Personally, I feel there other issues out there that should be highlighted, one, is how appropriate is it to have a plastic surgeon judging a beauty competition that prides itself on highlighting natural beauty. Well, as natural as the girls can look underneath all that makeup (paitong!) and hair teasing. A need to review the layout and scheme of the pageant, how beneficial is it for the contestants to be there if they are not in the Top 15. Should they still participate in the finals even though they didn’t make it to the Top 15? It’s not cheap to be so beautiful and the cost would range from $500-$1200 depending on the costume, hair and makeup.
What do you think?
Also, I have a few suggestions that the organizers can consider to implement in the pageant next year but you’ll have to check out what it is at the end of my video :P