PAGEANT HARASSMENT – Miss Global 2016 1st runner-up Camille “CJ” Hirro has these shocking revelations about harassment in the pageant world.
The crown Miss Global 2016 1st runner-up Camille “CJ” Hirro says sexual harassment is real in the field of pageantry involving some sponsors inviting the candidates and the winners to some private parties.
This after the revelations then of Miss Earth Canada when the issue became the target of the controversy and a hot topic. Followed then by the revelations of Miss Earth England and Miss Earth Guam who even dropped “Amado S. Cruz” name as the sponsor who harassed her.
And now following the controversies, another beauty reveals stand and showed proof that indeed, the matter exists in the field which has devastated and disgusted the netizens after reading her post on Instagram.
Sexual harassment in the pageant world is REAL, and oftentimes, it’s the organizers that pave way for it, whether intentionally or otherwise. I was once asked to go an office blessing, only to realize later that it’s a private party. Just 4 girls in a sea of about 30 drunk men.
I have spoken up about this many times and have condemned the practice of having sponsors host a private party with candidates or pageant winners (especially ones that involve drinking) many times, but mine was just one voice in this huge industry. In all my Q and A training sessions with beauty queens, I warn them about this and tell them not be scared to call out people out and to speak up if it happens to them.
As much as it hurts me to learn that more beauty queens have been victims, I am hopeful that changes in the conduct of pageants will soon be done now that more women are speaking up.
What can you say about this?