In the Eyes of the Beholder
Oh! Miss China is Miss World! That really reminded me of a male Chinese teacher and a non-Chinese lady teacher. The former was a moody weirdo who taught Mandarin in school but had nothing nice to say about Chinese ladies. The latter was a mixed breed, a woman with very dark complexion who seemed to envy fair skinned people. Both shared similarities in that both thought that Chinese ladies are ugly. While the male said Chinese ladies with their slitted eyes would never be crowned world beauties, the female often threw sarcastic remarks on all Chinese. I would not say though that Zhang Zilin, from Shijiazhuang in Hebei province who managed to beat 105 contestants to become the first Chinese to win the pageant had proven them wrong. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and how could the few judges in the pageant be right? Just ask the magic mirror of Snow White's evil stepmother!