Last year Gabriela Kratochvílová from the Czech Republic, seen here with a short haircut, represented at the pageant in a variety of short styles.
Miss Switzerland, Dominique Rinderknecht, was considered bold when she debuted the trendy Mohawk on stage last year.
Finally, the stunning Betty Omara of Tanzania completes the trio who defied traditional beauty standards and opted for a short haircut in the 2013 staging of the pageant. She represented with a TWA.
So obviously short hair is not a first at the pageant but I’ve never seen a beauty with short hair make it to even the top fifteen until Kaci Fennell. It is exhilarating to see women rocking out in short hair for it is after all a representation of members of the society, since not all have or fancy long hair.
Personally, I doubt that it was more than just a matter of Kaci’s hair being short. There are after all several categories involved.
I think the question segment played a big role in it; not that she did badly but her answers might have required more depth. Still in all the years have you ever seen a short haired contestant win? I know I haven’t but that may be because I’m still wet behind the ears. 🙂
If at all long hair is still a major requirement I think it a bit archaic in this day and age but as with many things, I suppose change would take time. At least a short haired beauty made it to top five this time so there is hope yet. 🙂
Weigh in on this: do you think the short haired contestants are being snobbed by the Miss Universe pageant organizers?