Originally Posted by iammatt
I guess that I am the only one that finds rooting on a country or race in the miss Universe pageant even weirder than overly personalizing one's attachment to a sports team. When a non-Asian wins do you throw something at your television and yell "damnit, we were robbed!!!"?
Well it was exciting the Asians made such a strong showing this year as there simply weren't as many Asians as there were non-Asians in the field. (There were 7 Asians in this year's competition, out of a total field of 77, so Asians made up less than 10% of the field). I don't think it's weird at all to have your favorites that you root for -- I bet the Mexicans were rooting for Miss Mexico, the Indians were rooting for Miss India, the Swiss were rooting for Miss Switzerland, etc. The Asians more than held their own -- it was an Asian sweep this year, as Miss China was crowned Miss Congeniality, Miss Korea won Best National Costume, and Miss Thailand, Miss India and Miss Korea were all in the top 15. And of course Miss Japan was crowned Miss Universe (the first Asian to be crowned Miss Universe since 2000, when Miss India won). As the title of the thread stated, "Asian Women Represent!!!!!!!!!" Miss Mexico: