- Miss Universe contestants Miss Australia, Miss Colombia, and Miss USA failed to make it to the Top 10
- The three openly mocked fellow Miss Universe contestants Miss Universe Vietnam and Miss Universe Cambodia due to
Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers together with Miss Universe Australia Francesca Hung and Miss Universe Colombia Valeria Morales Delgado took major heat for a video posted online earlier this week where she openly mocked fellow Miss Universe contestants Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie and Miss Universe Cambodia Rern Sinat.
The video, which was originally an Instagram Live, showed Summers, discussing her fellow contestants along with Miss Colombia and Miss Australia.
Sarah Rose was put in hot water after she was seen in a video that has made rounds in social media saying: “Francesca, the other day, Miss Cambodia is here and doesn’t speak any English and not a single other person speaks her language.”
“Can you imagine? Francesca said, ‘That will be so isolating,’ and I said, ‘Yes and just confusing all the time,’” Sarah Rose added.
She was also seen in a next clip asking Miss Australia and Miss Colombia: “And what do you think about Miss Vietnam?”
Miss Colombia, Delgado, said: “Fash-yon.”
Sarah Rose replied: “She pretends to know so much English and after having a conversation and you ask her a question, after having a whole conversation with her, and she goes… (laughs) She’s adorable.”
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Regina George, is that you? This is basically like the most dramatic reality show, but condensed into 1 minute lol. @sarahrosesummers hopefully will prove that ignorance will not win you a @missuniverse title…whatever that means these days. This is basically what normalized xenophobia looks like. If she’s trying to show empathy, the condescending, intolerant tone tells a different story. A reminder that you’re participating in a competition in a country/continent where English is NOT the primary language. Cc: @francesca.hung @valeriamoralesd @rern_sinat (Miss Cambodia) • #sarahrosesummers #rernsinat #valeriamorales #francescahung #missuniverse2018 #missuniverse #missworld #missusa #missaustralia #misscolombia #beautyqueen #beautypageant #pageant #pageantlife #missamerica #wiwt #ootd #realityshow #meangirls #reginageorge #gossip #catty #lol #wtf #dietprada
Social media users criticized Sarah Rose for her comments that seemingly showed casual xenophobia and racism.
A day after the viral blunder, Miss Universe USA Sarah Rose Summers apologized on her Instagram account for a video where she was allegedly making fun of her fellow pageant contenders’ difficulty in speaking English.
Sarah Rose posted a photo of her hugging Miss Universe Cambodia Rern Sinat. Also in the photo are Miss Universe Australia Francesca Hung, Miss Universe Colombia Valeria Morales Delgado and Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie.
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@MissUniverse is an opportunity for women from around the world to learn about each other’s cultures, life experiences, and views. We all come from different backgrounds and can grow alongside one another. In a moment where I intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters, I said something that I now realize can be perceived as not respectful, and I apologize. My life, friendships, and career revolve around me being a compassionate and empathetic woman. I would never intend to hurt another. I am grateful for opportunities to speak with Nat, Miss Cambodia, and H’Hen, Miss Vietnam, directly about this experience. These are the moments that matter most to me.
“In a moment where I intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters, I said something that I now realize can be perceived as not respectful, and I apologize,” Sarah Rose said in the caption of her post.
She added that she would never intend to hurt others and she is grateful that she had the chance to speak with Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam about what happened. “These are the moments that matter most to me,” she added.
“miss universe usa mocked miss universe vietnam’s english skills and turns out she got eliminated and miss universe vietnam is now in top 10 oof”
miss universe usa mocked miss universe vietnam’s english skills and turns out she got eliminated and miss universe vietnam is now in top 10 oof
— jcwee (@jaycvevo) December 17, 2018
“Miss Vietnam’s English was good enough to get Top 10 on #MissUniverse. Maybe if Miss USA worked on her personality skills she would’ve made it there too. Sad.”
“Actually Miss USA barely made it through on the Wild Card side and then got dumped cold while Miss Vietnam advances speaking English. #KarmaSoSweet”
Actually Miss USA barely made it through on the Wild Card side and then got dumped cold while Miss Vietnam advances speaking English. #KarmaSoSweet
— Pepper (@PepperGii) December 17, 2018
“Karma is a bitch isn’t it #MissUSA? Too bad that knowing how to speak english didn’t seem to help you get on the Top 10 finalists. Maybe try again next year, that way you can have some time to actually learn to not be an ignorantly rude person ☺️✨ ”
Karma is a bitch isn’t it #MissUSA? Too bad that knowing how to speak english didn’t seem to help you get on the Top 10 finalists. Maybe try again next year, that way you can have some time to actually learn to not be an ignorantly rude person ☺️✨ https://t.co/7WGQKmYtFe
— ⭐️ccoco⭐️ (@ccoco_puff) December 17, 2018
“Supalpal si Miss USA kay Miss Vietnam ihhh hahahaha. Pahiya siya ngayon, si Miss Vietnam di raw marunong mag English, pero si di nakapasok sa Top 10. Byebyeeeee 😂😂😂 #MissUniverse2018 #Philippines #CatrionaForMissUniverse #CatrionaGrayforMissUniverse2018 #CatrionaGray”
“Pasok miss Vietnam!! So ano ka ngayon Miss USA?!! Kainin mo english mo HAHAHAHA”
“Yes, not everyone speaks english, Miss USA #MissUniverse”
“the fact that only two out of five are fluent in english shows that being fluent in it doesnt mean no shit FUCK U MISS USA #MissUniverse”
the fact that only two out of five are fluent in english shows that being fluent in it doesnt mean no shit FUCK U MISS USA #MissUniverse
— raven (@rvnsantosx) December 17, 2018
“Ironic isnt it? Miss USA knows English well but its Miss Vietnam slaying at the top 5. #MissUniverse2018”
“Miss USA, Colombia and Australia mocked Miss Vietnam for not speaking english. Lol, clappers sila, and Vietnam made it to top 5. LUV U MISS VIETNAM KEEP SLAYING”
Miss USA, Colombia and Australia mocked Miss Vietnam for not speaking english. Lol, clappers sila, and Vietnam made it to top 5. LUV U MISS VIETNAM KEEP SLAYING
— Cis | #CoSWhyNot (@Ciiisaac) December 17, 2018
“Miss USA’s English is really good but she didn’t make it to top 10. Vietnam did! Serves her right! xxx #MissUniverse”