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Behind the Scenes

Updated on July 10, 2013

Okay, now beat this question, Contestant #1.

"Do you believe that man evolved from apes?"

The judges look at the flashing thick eyelashes, long curly beautiful hair and heart-melting smile of the #1 contestant. C’mon lady, show them what you’ve got.

And her answer goes this way...

“Yes, I do believe. Just take a look at Contestant #2. Thank you.”

She waved her hand lightly then winked at Contestant #2, which then gives the watchers more pleasure and cheers.

Simple answer but it brings the crowd to its feet. Cheers, Contestant #1!

Behind-the-Scenes:

Here in our place, Miss Gay Beauty Contest is one of the most popular contests held in plazas in commemoration of festivities. It’s like the festivities are not complete without this affair.

Why? Or Why them? Is it fun? Why do people laugh when someone is humiliated in front of an audience? Is it okay?

What about these gays, are they up there on stage because of fun? Because they wanted people to laugh at them? It feels awful to hear mean comments from the crowd, even if it was only a joke. Yeah, I laughed at the jokes they throw but I don't laugh at the way they are. Who knows their story anyway?

Do you know the reason why they are doing this? Not all these contestants have the same reasons, the popularity or fun. Others have deeper reasons than what you think. But do you care to ask why? You don't judge people by the way they look or by the way they dress.

Do you know what they feel when people laugh at them just because they are them? They said its okay, they accept who they are. I know, and it’s not their fault to be that way. But others did not understand this. People were mean and cruel to them.

I used to love this contest; well, honestly until now. Its fun to hear them make jokes on their introductory speeches or on their interviews. Well, I guess its okay; small town, people knew each other, say 'hi' to everyone...

Please note that we have different cultures and point of view about things and life, the environment that we grew up isn't the same as yours. People have different perspective in life on the farm than the people who lived in the city.

This is only an observation of this contest that I’ve attended to. These scenes and the way I described it is purely the ‘behind-the-scene’ on Miss Gays' contest on our place.

Okay, to continue, my curiosity led me to discover what and how they truly feel. Other said, they’re used to it, they are used to people who makes fun on them. Other said it’s not okay. They made it sounds funny when they’re up there, hand waving, but the truth is, some of them needed to be there for some reasons... and that reason is I don’t really know.

I just know that everybody has the reasons why they react or why they are doing it. Even when they can’t say it upfront when you ask them but when you try to look deep on their eyes, then you will understand even with no words.

They’re my friends and even if they lie about their true feelings, I can still sense it. Sometimes, it hurts when bystanders would yell at them, would say mean words to them because of who they are in the society. People around don’t respect them.

They might sound too cheesy, too flirty but there’s always another story to that. Get to know them and you’ll get the biggest surprise of your life. Oh okay, no surprise. You will know that they’re just human beings too, yes, like you and me, a person who deserves to be treated with respect, like what you wanted for yourself too.

Congratulations!
Congratulations!


Others may enjoy the popularity, the spotlight and the cheers. But remember contestants, there’s always a price to pay.


xoxo,M.


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    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      I would definitely check this novel. I'm into novels and books too. And Im so interested since you said that was the best book you have ever read. Thank you so much!

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      laurenewcomb 

      6 years ago from California

      Exactly my sentiments... If you want to read a wonderful novel on the challenges homosexuals face, read Gore Vidal's "The City and the Pillar." I read it last year and it is probably the best book I have ever read. Thanks for your post!

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Vellur, you are sooo correct. Everyone deserves to be respected no matter what. They have feelings too!

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hahaha yeah she did get the crown :)

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Every human being deserves respect whoever they are or whatever they maybe does not matter. Everybody has the right to enjoy and live in this world.

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      snowdrops 

      6 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Lol! love this hub! love that answer, I bet she gets the crown :)

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Ohhh..you guys really have these great fest, amazing activities and all. It must be fun! Thank you so much for the explanation. xoxo,M.

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      kjforce 

      6 years ago from Florida

      unknown spy..Fantsy Fest takes place once a year in Key West..there are two versions..the mild,,and the....

      " alternative lifestyle"..which is a hoot ! Each tries to out do the other, with costumes..most bizarre and anything goes, trust me...it is a time when everyone can let their hair down..literally !all in good fun..but you must keep an open mind....hope this clarified..

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi L. Thanks for the comment. Same here.. the fact that their family accepts them the way they are makes them happy and they appreciate it a lot.

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      tHANKS crITICAL mEssAGE!

      thank you for sharing your view on this one. Really appreciated!

      xoxo,M.

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      Lot Rillera 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      hi spy girl, I have friends wayback in highschool, some of my classmates are so mean to them, i am hurting for them but they told me that they are used to it. they are just accepting the fact that they are like that. but the most important thing is that, their own family accepted them of what they are, and we're so thankful for that. this is a brilliant hub! voted up !

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thanks KJF! you're always the best :) Fantasy Fest? What's that? So interesting. We don't have like that here. We only have fiestas..one day only. Yeah we need to have a good laugh once in a while. Talk about happy memories or past that would make you laugh again.That's what we do..we play the game of "Remember When?"

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      Murphy 

      6 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      It is unfortunate that such a simple question has caused so much turmoil in this world. Even the effort infinding out the true answer has more turmoil than deserved. When such an answer could provide so many health and healing answers within it. Darn people and their emotionally generated preferences who can not see passed their own self serving, self righteous beliefs in order to realize such important benefits that even they may need someday.

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      kjforce 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Talk about thought provoking..good write/subject....... We have " Fantasy Fest" in Key West, a place and time to let your inhabitions go out the window..there are those who complain about it, but I say then don't go..It is a highly advertised event ! I feel as human beings, we need to laugh at ourselves once in awhile..eat a banana and swing in the trees..my thoughts..

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you so much Curiad.. :) God bless!

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hello Tammyswallow. Nice to see you.

      well, that's me, always asking the other side of the road. can't help it but sometimes i just find myself asking out of the blue questions :) thank you for the message!

      xoxo,M.

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Billy, my heart says thank you so much for the continued support on my writings. May God bless you and your family always.

      xoxo,M.

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      Mark G Weller 

      6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      "You will know that they’re just human beings too, yes, like you and me, a person who deserves to be treated with respect, like what you wanted for yourself too."

      This says it all, well done.

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      Tammy 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      That is an interesting look into something I haven't given much thought to. I would never do well in a beauty pageant because I am a little blunt. I don't know if I could give politically correct and rehearsed answers to such a variety of questions. Very unique idea and thought provoking!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are a sensitive soul my dear and as such I will follow your writings...I only spend time and effort on people I consider to be quality human beings....so here I am.

      Well done as always; I appreciate who you are.

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