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The Straits Times
There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked.
In the pageant, held Sunday in the northeastern town of Barbosa, in Santander department, young girls competed in bikinis as part of the annual Festival del Rio Suarez. The competition, which Mr Galeano emphasised has "always had the support and permission of parents," has sparked heated debate on Twitter. How horrible and irresponsible of the parents," Cristina Plazas, director of Colombia's family welfare institute, tweeted. Ms Plazas said she was consulting "with lawyers on taking appropriate action" against the event organisers, as well as against sponsors and parents. She also suggested bringing the issue to the attorney-general's office, which is tasked with overseeing public employees in Colombia, to punish authorities who encouraged this "abnormal" event. Beauty contests are popular in Colombia, where pageant queens often compete at high levels in international competitions like Miss Universe and Miss World, as well as in smaller local events.
Frozen in time, the fresh-faced young American women smile dreamily. Strewn below them in the hall are boxes containing a clutter of discarded pageant programs and Old Navy boot-cut jeans. A week ago, the year-old pageant held its last national final. You might not have seen it -- the live broadcast was local-only and the national feed went out a couple of days later, on PAXTV. Its contestants were girls just graduated from high school -- not the more worldly women you would find over in, say, Atlantic City, at the Miss America contest. None of its winners had to turn in her crown after nude pictures popped up somewhere. Those things would have to be staged. Last week, the year-old show, which had 85 million viewers in , announced it was moving to a cable channel, Country Music Television. Part of that is a smart move: to embrace who you are. Executives seem to grimace every time they hear it.