Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: Can Miss USA Wear Colored Contact Lenses?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    597

    Default Can Miss USA Wear Colored Contact Lenses?

    Crystle Stewart, newly crowned Miss USA, is of course a beautiful woman. She is to be congratulated for her achievement in the pageant as well as her work helping young people to build self-esteem.

    What does that have to do with contact lenses? Not much, except that when I look at pictures of Miss Stewart, she appears to have blue eyes. One has to admit that this is an unusual trait in African-Americans like her.

    Maybe I'm mistaken, but here's my question. Should beauty pageant contestants be allowed to wear color contacts? Are they to be considered cosmetic enhancers on the level of breast implants, or should they just be considered makeup, like mascara?

    I'd be interested in your opinions. Thank you.

  2. #2

    Default

    No, I don't think they should be allowed to wear contacts, but then again, I'm all for natural beauty, so no plastic surgery too.

  3. #3

    Default too

    I too in the support of natural beauty.Contact lenses are not natural.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    624

    Default

    Lenses are quite fun and a nice enhancement to anyone. I think they are great.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    356

    Default

    I agree with psimonk on this one. I love colored contact lenses.

  6. #6

    Default

    Im pretty sure she wears Green lenses while her real eyecolor is hazely brown

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    748

    Default

    There's still a "Miss USA" pageant?!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    460

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrocker View Post
    There's still a "Miss USA" pageant?!
    Yup. There's also a Miss World (2011, Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos) and even a Miss Universe (2011 's winner is Angola's own Leila Lopes), which I don't think is fair if Miss Venus isn't there.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    800

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jessje View Post
    No, I don't think they should be allowed to wear contacts, but then again, I'm all for natural beauty, so no plastic surgery too.
    Oh please they have plastic surgery and injections, along with hair extensions--so why not colored contacts?

    I consider it like makeup since they're removable--it's just an enhancement

    Oh and Crystle Steward does wear green lenses, her eyes are really light brown

  10. #10

    Default The Point

    Quote Originally Posted by psimonk View Post
    Lenses are quite fun and a nice enhancement to anyone. I think they are great.
    Yeah but do you think that beauty contestants should be allowed to wear them?

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    74

    Default

    when I look at pictures of Miss Stewart, she appears to have blue eyes. One has to admit that this is an unusual trait in African-Americans like her.
    True, however least we forget Vanessa Williams brief reign as Miss America 1984? Perhaps many of you are to young to remember that she was the first African American winner of the Miss America pageant, with the most gorgeous natural blue eyes. Really quite stunning then and now.

    Maybe I'm mistaken, but here's my question. Should beauty pageant contestants be allowed to wear color contacts? Are they to be considered cosmetic enhancers on the level of breast implants, or should they just be considered makeup, like mascara?
    Since I do wear colored contact lenses, my opinion would be biased. Although if the contacts were a visably fake color, then she would probably lose points for being "so stupid" as to thinking no one would notice. Wish the same were to be said about breast implants. Hate them! Also hate the fake bake and/or the spray tan (better than baking in the sun for sure), but come on, natural looking it is NOT!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    800

    Angry

    Quote Originally Posted by cattt View Post
    True, however least we forget Vanessa Williams brief reign as Miss America 1984? Perhaps many of you are to young to remember that she was the first African American winner of the Miss America pageant, with the most gorgeous natural blue eyes. Really quite stunning then and now.


    Since I do wear colored contact lenses, my opinion would be biased. Although if the contacts were a visably fake color, then she would probably lose points for being "so stupid" as to thinking no one would notice. Wish the same were to be said about breast implants. Hate them! Also hate the fake bake and/or the spray tan (better than baking in the sun for sure), but come on, natural looking it is NOT!
    Ummm blue eyes are rare on black people, that's what makes Vanessa Williams notable--although both of her parents are or African and European descent so she's very mixed, hence the blue eyes and lighter skin

    There are Africans with no caucasian heritage whatsoever that have blue eyes, but it is a rarity

    I think the whole premise of beauty pageants is sickening--it reminds me of judging livestock at the county fair--it's truly pathetic

  13. #13

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    Oh please they have plastic surgery and injections, along with hair extensions--so why not colored contacts?

    I consider it like makeup since they're removable--it's just an enhancement

    Oh and Crystle Steward does wear green lenses, her eyes are really light brown
    LOL I agree... But these rules are harsh, there was one Miss Brazil here that won the contest and later lost the prize because she was married, or something like that. Like it would change anything in her beauty...

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    616

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    Ummm blue eyes are rare on black people, that's what makes Vanessa Williams notable--although both of her parents are or African and European descent so she's very mixed, hence the blue eyes and lighter skin

    There are Africans with no caucasian heritage whatsoever that have blue eyes, but it is a rarity

    I think the whole premise of beauty pageants is sickening--it reminds me of judging livestock at the county fair--it's truly pathetic
    I've not been to any livestock shows. Are the cattle and such expected to display some kind of talent, like most modern beauty pageants, or are they judged on tastiness alone?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    800

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarox View Post
    I've not been to any livestock shows. Are the cattle and such expected to display some kind of talent, like most modern beauty pageants, or are they judged on tastiness alone?
    pfff calling it 'talent' is laughable, it's just a grown up version of those kiddie pageants where they have them dance in a two piece to pop music and call it talent

  16. #16

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    pfff calling it 'talent' is laughable, it's just a grown up version of those kiddie pageants where they have them dance in a two piece to pop music and call it talent
    I still give them credit. I'd look terrible trying to dance in a two piece. What kind of beauty contest talent would impress you Sylvia?

    Not that that has anything to do with rules against colored contact lenses. Personally, I can't imagine myself looking at a beauty pageant contestant and saying, "She's got a great smile, nice figure, and I like her answers to the judge's questions, but you know . . . of only her eyes were blue instead of green, she'd have my vote."

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    800

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bondjamesbond View Post
    I still give them credit. I'd look terrible trying to dance in a two piece. What kind of beauty contest talent would impress you Sylvia?

    Not that that has anything to do with rules against colored contact lenses. Personally, I can't imagine myself looking at a beauty pageant contestant and saying, "She's got a great smile, nice figure, and I like her answers to the judge's questions, but you know . . . of only her eyes were blue instead of green, she'd have my vote."
    Well if she had any true talent she would be in a dancing or singing competition.....not a beauty contest....the whole idea is chauvinist, to judge women's physical appearance and award a winner

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    434

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    Well if she had any true talent she would be in a dancing or singing competition.....not a beauty contest....the whole idea is chauvinist, to judge women's physical appearance and award a winner
    Maybe it is, but the contestants don't seem to mind. As the theme of this thread indicates, some are even willing to cheat in order to be judged by their physical appearance.

    Besides, like it or not, men and women are often judged by their appearance. That's why cosmetics is a multi billion dollar international industry.

    I think I'd like to see a contest where women compete for the title of "most attractive," but aren't allowed to use any kind of makeup or hair product, just clean, bare skin. No lipstick, no eye-liner, no concealer. No fancy hair sprays or coloring.

    Here's a picture of Heidi Klum, looking like a mere mortal:
    Attached Images Attached Images

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    800

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    Maybe it is, but the contestants don't seem to mind. As the theme of this thread indicates, some are even willing to cheat in order to be judged by their physical appearance.

    Besides, like it or not, men and women are often judged by their appearance. That's why cosmetics is a multi billion dollar international industry.

    I think I'd like to see a contest where women compete for the title of "most attractive," but aren't allowed to use any kind of makeup or hair product, just clean, bare skin. No lipstick, no eye-liner, no concealer. No fancy hair sprays or coloring.

    Here's a picture of Heidi Klum, looking like a mere mortal:
    .....people judge others all the time for many reasons....that doesn't make it right....People judge people based on their skin color, that doesn't mean we should have contests where the whitest person gets a crown
    I don't think it's a good message for our society to condone judging women by something as superficial as appearance--sure the women are there voluntarily but so are most prostitutes...that doesn't make it any less demeaning and sexist

    I have never seen a similar contest created for men--bodybuilding is completely different

    Regardless of the 'scholarship' prize and the Q & A section, beauty pageants are about putting the bodies of women on display for men to rate on a scale of 1-10. It's even worse that most of the contestants have been competing in pageants since childhood, shaping themselves into some bullshit testosterone-driven sexual fantasy of the perfect Barbie doll woman. They're so brainwashed that they actually take this competition seriously and try to portray it as something more than the purely misogynistic freak show it is.

  20. #20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    .....people judge others all the time for many reasons....that doesn't make it right....People judge people based on their skin color, that doesn't mean we should have contests where the whitest person gets a crown
    I don't think it's a good message for our society to condone judging women by something as superficial as appearance--sure the women are there voluntarily but so are most prostitutes...that doesn't make it any less demeaning and sexist

    I have never seen a similar contest created for men--bodybuilding is completely different

    Regardless of the 'scholarship' prize and the Q & A section, beauty pageants are about putting the bodies of women on display for men to rate on a scale of 1-10. It's even worse that most of the contestants have been competing in pageants since childhood, shaping themselves into some testosterone-driven sexual fantasy of the perfect Barbie doll woman. They're so brainwashed that they actually take this competition seriously and try to portray it as something more than the purely misogynistic freak show it is.
    Clearly you've thought this through. You bring up some very good points.

  21. #21

    Default How Did I Get Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    .....people judge others all the time for many reasons....that doesn't make it right....People judge people based on their skin color, that doesn't mean we should have contests where the whitest person gets a crown
    I don't think it's a good message for our society to condone judging women by something as superficial as appearance--sure the women are there voluntarily but so are most prostitutes...that doesn't make it any less demeaning and sexist
    Wow. Remember when we were talking about colored contact lenses?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Contact Lenses / Contact Lens Forums

    1. Daily Disposable Contact Lenses 2

      1-Day Acuvue 2, 1-Day Acuvue Moist 2, 1-Day Acuvue TruEye, Biotrue ONEday Biomedics 1 Day 2, ClearSight 1 Day, Dailies AquaComfort Plus 2, Focus Dailies 2, Proclear 1 Day 2, SofLens Daily Disposable 2,
    1. 1-2 Week Disposable Contact Lenses

      Acuvue 2, Acuvue 2 2, Acuvue Advance 2, Acuvue Oasys 2, Avaira, Biomedics 38 2, Biomedics 55 2, Biomedics 55 Premier 2, Biomedics EP, Biomedics XC 2, Extreme H20 54% 2, Extreme H2O 59% Thin 2, Extreme H2O 59% Xtra 2, FreshLook Handling Tint 2, O2 Optix 2, Precision UV 2, SofLens 38 2, SofLens 59 2, Vertex Sphere
    1. Monthly Disposable Contact Lenses

      Air Optix Aqua 2, Air Optix Night & Day Aqua, Biofinity 2, Clarity H2O, Focus Monthly Visitint 2, Focus Night & Day 2, Frequency 55 2, Frequency 55 Aspheric 2, Optima 38 SP 2, Preference 2, Preference Standard 2, Proclear Compatibles 2, PureVision 2
    1. Color Contact Lenses 2 3 4 5 6 7

      Acuvue 2 Colours - Enhancers 2, Acuvue 2 Colours - Opaques 2, Expressions Colors 2, Focus 1-2 Week SoftColors 2, FreshLook Dimensions 2, Focus Monthly SoftColors 2, FreshLook ColorBlends 2, FreshLook Colors 2, FreshLook One-Day 2
    1. Gas Permeable Contact Lenses 2 3

      Boston 7 2, Boston Envision 2, Boston EO 2, Boston Equalens 2, Boston Equalens II 2, Boston ES 2, Boston II 2, Boston IV 2, Boston RXD 2, Boston XO 2, Boston XO2 2, Flosi 2, Fluorex 300 2, Fluorex 500 2, Fluorex 700 2, Fluorocon 2, Fluoroperm 151 2, Fluoroperm 30 2, Fluoroperm 60 2, Fluoroperm 92 2, Hydro 02 2, OP-2 2, OP-10 2, OP-3 2, OP-6 2, O-Perm 30 2, O-Perm 60 2, Optacryl 60 2, Optimum Classic 2, Optimum Comfort 2, Optimum Extra 2, Optimum Extreme 2, Paragon HDS 2, Paragon HDS 100 2, Paragon Thin 2, Paraperm 02 2, Paraperm EW 2, PMMA 2, Polycon II 2, SA 18 (Phoenix 18) 2, SA 32 (Phoenix 32) 2, SGP I 2, SGP II 2, SGP III 2, Trans-aire 2
    1. Toric Contact Lenses 2 3

      Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism 2, 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism, Avaira Toric, Extreme H20 54% Toric, Purevision 2HD, Purevision 2HD for Astigmatism, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism 2, Air Optix for Astigmatism 2, Biomedics Toric, Biofinity Toric, ClearSight 1 Day Toric, Focus Dailies Toric 2, Focus Monthly Toric 2, Frequency 55 Toric 2, Frequency 55 Toric XR, FreshLook ColorBlends Toric 2, FreshLook Toric 2, Optima Toric 2, Preference Toric DW 2, Preference Toric XR, Proclear Toric 2, Proclear Toric XR, PureVision Toric 2, SofLens 66 Toric 2, Vertex Toric 2, Vertex Toric XR,
    1. Bifocal Contact Lenses 2

      Acuvue Bifocal 2, Biofinity Multifocal, Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal, Focus Dailies Progressives 2, Frequency 55 Multifocal, Proclear Multifocal, PureVision Multi-Focal 2, SofLens Multi-Focal 2
    1. Vial Contact Lenses

      Silsoft Aphakic Adult, Silsoft Super Plus Kids, Softcon EW 2,
    1. Other Contact Lenses 2 3, & Contact Lens Care 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

      Celebrity Contact Lenses 2, Halloween Contact Lenses 2, Novelty Contact Lenses 2, Special Effects Contact Lenses 2, Sports Contact Lenses 2
  • Contact Lens Solutions

    1. Multi-Purpose Solutions

      Aquify, Biofresh, Biotrue, Clear Care, COMPLETE, OPTI-FREE EXPRESS, OPTI-FREE Pure Moist, OPTI-FREE RepleniSH, Oxysept, ReNu Fresh, ReNu Sensitive, RevitaLens, Sensitive Eyes Daily Cleaner, Sensitive Eyes Plus Saline, Ultrazyme
    1. Gas Permeable

      Boston Advance (GP), Boston Conditioning and Cleaner (GP), Boston One Step Liquid Enzymatic (GP), Boston Simplus (GP), OPTI-FREE GP
    1. Protein Removers

      OPTI-FREE Supra Clens, ReNu 1 Step liquid Protein Remover
    1. Comfort Drops

      Blink Contacts Lubricating Eye Drops, Boston Rewetting Drops (GP) COMPLETE Blink-N-Clean Lens Drops, OPTI-FREE Pure Moist Rewetting Drops OPTI-FREE RepleniSH Rewetting Drops, ReNu MultiPlus Rewetting Drops ReNu Rewetting Drops, Sensitive Eyes Rewetting Drops
  • Eyewear

    1. Eyeglasses & Reading Glasses

      Prada Eyeglasses, Armani Eyeglasses, Versace Eyeglasses, Calvin Klein Eyeglasses, Ray Ban Eyeglasses, Oakley Eyeglasses, Vogue Eyeglasses, DKNY Eyeglasses, Cazal Eyeglasses, Safilo Eyeglasses
    1. Sunglasses

      Oakley Sunglasses, Ray Ban Sunglasses, Christian Dior Sunglasses, Prada Sunglasses, Spy Sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Smith Sunglasses, Versace Sunglasses, Bolle Sunglasses
  • Eye Care Forums

    1. Eye Health

      Eye Surgery 2 3 4 5, General Eye Health 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9,
    1. Eye Care Professionals

      ECP Corner
  • News

    1. News Archive

      2010 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec) 2009 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec) 2008 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec) 2007 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec) 2006 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec) 2005 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec) 2004 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)