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Masculinized women in the 2007 Miss Universe beauty pageant
Some pictures of the more masculine contestants in the Miss Universe 2007 pageant are featured here.
It was unusual to encounter feminine women among the contestants. Therefore, to prevent this entry from showcasing almost all the contestants, I have ignored the less masculine women even though they couldn’t be seen as feminine.
Miss Argentina - Daniela Stucan; Miss Aruba - Carolina Raven (a, b); Miss Bahamas - Trinere Lynes (a, b)
Miss Bolivia - Jessica Jordan Burton (a, b); Miss Brazil - Natalia Guimaraes (a, b); Miss Colombia - Eileen Roca (a, b)
Miss Costa Rica - Veronica Gonzalez (a, b); Miss Dominican Republic - Massiel Taveras; Miss Ecuador - Lugina Cabezas; Miss France - Rachel Legrain-Trapani (a, b)
Miss Guatemala - Alida Boer (a, b); Miss Georgia - Ana Giorgelashvili; Miss Germany - Angelina Glass (a, b)
Miss Honduras - Wendy Salgado (a, b); Miss India - Puja Gupta; Miss Jamaica - Zahra Redwood; Miss Lebanon - Nadine Njeim (a, b)
Miss Malaysia - Adelaine Chin Ai Nee (a. b); Miss Nigeria - Ebinabo Potts-Johnson
Miss Paraguay - Maria Jose Maldonado Gomez; Miss Peru - Jimena Elias (a, b); Miss Russia - Tatiana Kotova (a, b)
Miss South Africa - Megan Coleman; Miss St. Lucia - Yoanna Henry; Miss Turks & Caicos - Saneita Been; Miss Venezuela - Ly Jonaitis (a, b)
Women with the looks of male-to-female transsexuals
Miss Curacao - Naemi Monte; Miss El Salvador - Lisette Rodriguez (a, b); Miss Spain - Natalia Zabala Arroyo; Miss Uruguay - Giannina Silva
Miss U.S. Virgin Islands - Renata Christian (a, b); Miss Zambia - Rosemary Chileshe
The Donald needs to buy these women some food
Miss China - Ning Ning Zhang; Miss Guyana - Meleesea Payne; Miss Italy - Valentina Massi; Miss Norway - Kirby Ann Basken; Miss Philippines - Anna Theresa Licaros; Miss Singapore - Jessica Tan
Miss Puerto Rico, Uma Blasini, has a clearly masculine physique, but I could not find clear pictures of her face. In the following picture she does not look that masculine, but there is a masculine element to her face in some other small pictures of her that I have seen. Therefore, I did not know where to place her above.
The pictures of Miss Croatia, Jelena Marcos, either suggested that she be ignored in accordance with the note in the beginning or that she be classified as a masculinized woman. Therefore, it was not clear whether I should address her.
The pictures of Miss USA - Rachel Smith - made her look anywhere from a masculined woman to a male-to-female transsexual, and hence I could not place her in the right group.
Before someone jumps to the conclusion of bias against colored women, take a good look at the following contestants.
Miss Albania - Sadina Alla (a, b, c); Miss Belgium - Annelien Coorevitz (a, b); Miss Czech Republic - Lucie Hadasova
Miss Australia - Kimberley Busteed (a, b, c); Miss Slovenia - Tjasa Kokalj (a, b)
These women, leaning toward North European norms, are not feminine, but their finer facial features don't render an appearance that is masculine enough for inclusion in the two masculine groups above. Even the two North European-types classified under masculinized women do not have as masculine-looking faces as many of the non-European contestants.
See also the following contrast between a white and a colored contestant. The difference with respect to masculinity of facial appearance is not solely a function of sex hormones, but ancestry is also playing a role, which once again illustrates the difficulty of objectively comparing the attractiveness of individuals from different ethnic groups.
Miss Slovak Republic Lucia Senasiova (left) and Miss Brazil Natalia Guimaraes.