The Miss Teen USA pageant isn't televised, but it still got Twitter talking on Saturday night. Chrissy Teigen even took to social media to comment on the pageant, noting the lack of diversity among the top five finalists.
Teigen replied to the above tweet featuring five blonde-haired white girls posted by the official Miss Teen USA account, saying, "Wow how can we choose from such a diverse bunch."
Wow how can we choose from such a diverse bunch https://t.co/0a4JHbP465— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 31, 2016
Teigen quickly followed up her tweet with a caveat, saying she was sure all the ladies pictured were "delightful women."
It's fiiiiiine. Not their fault. I'm sure they are delightful women. Just funny. I'm not gonna write a think-piece on a damn pageant.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 31, 2016
Teigen wasn't the only Twitter user to express concern over the lack of diversity among the top five Miss Teen USA finalists, which were announced on Saturday night at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Check out some other tweets about the pageant:
seeing the Miss Teen USA top 5 really hit me hard. please acknowledge that diversity is beautiful. people, WOMEN of color are beautiful— punk trash (@toricigs) July 31, 2016
If you told me this was 5 photos of the same woman, I'd believe you. https://t.co/amM70oDJpY— Danielle (@DanielleSCW) July 31, 2016
wow this girl from 5 different states https://t.co/27Vzv8D4Pe— Terron Moore (@Terr) July 31, 2016
Miss Teen USA is shit. Where is the diversity? All the girls look the same. Are they scared a woman of color might work their magic and win?— maria (@____maaria____) July 31, 2016
The top 5 girls of miss teen USA literally all look the same like what— Megan Coleman (@the_mcmeggers) July 31, 2016
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