Desi Beauties, Pageant, and WTF-Raquel-video
I am working on this make-a-facebook-group-worthy plan (which means that it might fail miserably). The plan called for playing around with video editing software, and uploading test videos on Youtube. And, I might have gone a bit overboard with that.
I might need this weekend to work on that project of mine, so goodbye productivity, and high academic standing, if there was any left! A shamless plug for the Dishoom youtube channel: www.youtube.com/dishoompk. Let me know when I’m being an attention whore.
Ms. Nida, 18, from Texas was adorable. Even her mimicking-a-horrible-desi-accent wasn’t bad enough to make me feel any hatred towards her. Perhaps it is because she wants more Pakistani girls in her field, or atleast on Tyra’s show. I have no complaints about that at all (Oh ANTM such a guilty pleasure. The whole show is about girls bitching about each other, and then they pose for photoshoots. BRILLIANT! Some desi chicks, shrieking in thait punjabi, can make it even better, methinks). So presenting, Miss Nida.
Unfortunately, she didn’t make the shortlist of final 12. However, she was still brimming with hope even after her dreams were quashed. Oh, how charming you are, Miss Nida! (Ok, I’m now playing to the audience.)
Inner Dialogue: Am I objectifying women? I Don’t Think so.
Which brings me, briefly, to the pageants and Pakistan. Why do we find the thought of Pakistani women (our pakeezah khwateen from watan-e-pak) parading, in bikinis, in front of all the eyes of the world to be something totally unacceptable. Yet, we revel in some desi eye-candy showing some skin. We print-screen them, we save copies of jpegs, and we catch their videos of TV and put it up on youtube and feel good about ourselves (or is it JUST me?). What’s wrong with these talented women representing our great nation on the international platform?
Ahhh… perhaps, because beauty queens tend to be like Sonia Ahmed who is the organizer of Miss Pakistan (and Mrs. Pakistan) pageant (excerpt).
Idol – President Musharraf
Crush – Shoaib Akhtar
On an island you would be with – Dwayne Johnson A.K.A The Rock (wrestler)
The person you would like to meet – Musharraf again, even though I met him already!
As for the WTF video of the week, I had something else in mind. However, in order to look less of a pervert, I decided to water it down. Presenting, Madam Raquel Welch (of 10,000 B.C. fame)! I can so imagine this to be a Lollywood/Bollywood item number/random gori girl dance sequence to assert social decadence!
Inner Dialogue: Am I objectifying women? No, I don’t think so