I’m proud of my exotic brown colour: Diana Hayden

I’m proud of my exotic brown colour: Diana Hayden
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A day after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb questioned the “beauty” of Diana Hayden, the former Miss World has slammed the thought that ‘light skin is better’, and said she is proud of her exotic brown skin colour.
Deb reportedly said in Agartala on Thursday that international beauty contests were a farce as the results were all predetermined. He also said he failed to understand the “process of judgement” of the crowning of the Miss World contest in 1997, in which Diana was crowned.
“We see women as goddess Laxmi, Saraswati. Aishwarya Rai represents the Indian women. She became the Miss World and that’s all right. But I do not understand the beauty of Diana Hayden,” Deb said.
Diana is hurt.
“That’s some strong disapproval of me winning the Miss World title,” Diana said in a statement.
“With regards to me winning the Miss World, it’s a pity and shame, that when you win the biggest and most respected beauty pageant in the world, you get criticised and put down as opposed to being appreciated and respected for bringing more accolades back home and further appreciation of our Indian brown exotic beauty.
“It’s also hurtful,” she added.
Pointing out at the bigger issue, Diana said: “Being brown skinned, I’ve had to fight the ‘light skin is better’ issue we have in India. I felt so strongly about it that I turned down a fairness cream ad because it went against my belief.”