Universal values

Miss Japan Maiko Itai, right, and Miss Angola Jurema Ferraz pose in their swimsuits during the registration and fitting process in preparation for the Miss Universe 2010 Competition at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Miss Universe 2010 competition will take place on Aug 23.

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    alladin

    Miss Japan Itai is one very beautiful person with a fantastic look. Japan has finally found a very beautiful person to be represent it`s country in the Miss Universe Pageant. I hope she is as smart as she looks.

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    some14some

    Universal values of God, afraid to criticize !

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    HawaiiMan

    Very beautiful. Miss Itai is a stunner.

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    OssanAmerica

    Gosh they're both so skinny,,,,

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    bobcatfish

    certainly not my cup of tea

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    sk4ek

    Maybe it's just the phony poses, but the heads look Photoshopped on...

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    Sarge

    Certainly my cup of tea! Yowza!

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    Zenny11

    Japan needs a good diet of steak to turn her from a beanstalk to a woman.

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    Gurukun

    What's thier 3-sizes? 50-50-50?

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    Branded

    Gotta laugh ! Couldn't ya just hear the staff meeting last night when they were deciding "how big" a photo to provide here ? Sad thing is, Itai is not good looking- not at all ! She has an "egg" head for cryin out loud. And you can see the pads in her bikini top from miles away ! Sorry- I've seen better... and I'm willing to go out on a stubby little branch here and declare that Miss Japan has no chance at Miss Universe !

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    Tamarama

    Love the guys who think she is not good looking. If Maiko Itai walked up to you and said hello, you would probably choke on your Starbucks Latte.

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    utmost11

    goodness :-)

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    Jbeezy

    I love women, but IMO on a scale from 1-10 these two are 6's. both not very pretty at all.

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    TheRat

    Now, QUESTION for the DAY. Which one can hold a conversation, an interesting one--NOT a banal one--for more than 10 minutes? Bets anyone? Can they like talk about history, politics, or PHILOSOPHY, or art, or good music or science, or poetry or literature or technology or gardening or architecture or good cuisine, or even good wine (not screwtop mind you)? My bet is that they can only do fashion, cosmetics, and beauty-contest related crap. Yeah! Victory for all women. What role models, huh?

    Gosh they're both so skinny,,,, Ditto. Both need to gain at least 10 pounds.

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    gaijinfo

    I concur with the other posters who say these two are nothing to write home about. Good luck to 'em both, though.

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    XXXXX

    whats with their eyes?

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    kchoze

    They could be extremely beautiful... if they gained 10 or 20 lbs. Right now, they are way too thin, they don't look healthy. They look like twigs that would break if you tried hugging them.

    The idea that, to be pretty, a woman needs to lose weight is false. Women need to look healthy and fit, a little fat can even make them prettier. They shouldn't eat little, they should eat well and exercise... in fact that's a good advice for men too.

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    Dewaashita

    Sharp!

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    Freddy5

    I met Itai-san last month. Absolutely gorgeous in real life, this photo doesn't do her justice, but it ain't bad. Agree with Tamarama.

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    whiskeysour

    They are both beautiful !!!!! I see nothing wrong with both of them. Some skinny women eat alot but still can't get fat !!!! Some skinny women think they need to lose weight !!! It's funny to here skinny wwomen taalk about weight loss

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    ebonyninja

    The Angola babe has a nice rack, and Itai-san has an average face for a Japanese woman, which means she is good looking for the most part. But, her body is no "Miss Universe" material.

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    cracaphat

    The girl on the left by a landslide.Got more body.

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    Freddy5

    JBeezy, good for you. That would put you in the 1% column then, wouldn't it.

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    Branded

    "Love the guys who think she is not good looking. If Maiko Itai walked up to you and said hello, you would probably choke on your Starbucks Latte."

    No mate- that'd be you doin' the chokin' ! "Itai" is just that- to my eyes !

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    McC72

    I'm going to Angola

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    Pukey2

    Miss Angola looks half-Japanese

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    Zenny11

    Most of the girls attending the Miss Universe competition look like mixed races(miss japan included) and they all got similar bodies and faces.

    You need to read the sashes now to know where a Miss comes from.

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    tokyokawasaki

    I see hotter girls everyday just walking through the subway stations....

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    DuraAce

    tokyokawasaki; yeah me too. Never been into 'model' types. Give me a street-girl over these two any day! The amount of broads I see in Tokyo who beat these two on a daily basis is insane. A lot of junk in the trunk out there, if you keep your eyes peeled!

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    Junnama

    This is an odd picture...

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    jj1980

    Whatever happened to the concept of "Woman's curves"? Are they running for Miss Universe or Miss Toothpick? As overpopulated as this country is.... I've seen dome drop dead gorgeous gals. This was the best?! First and foremost, a woman is supost to have curves. Bad pic, bad choices. 2 thumbs down, if I had 4 hands it would be 4 thumbs down.

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    LoveUSA

    these competition are for airheads - both men and women. Men who watch them are boring and cannot keep an interesting conversation either.

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    Klein2

    "if I had 4 hands it would be 4 thumbs down."

    People often say that I am all thumbs, so I will do it for you. Let me see, the one on the left is 10 pounds in a 5 pound bag. The one on the right needs a sandwich. For me, if a woman can stand with feet together, her knees should not touch one another and there should be no daylight from the waist down.

    But hey, if she had a winner of a personality, I would let it slide. People should just be healthy or at least look healthy. It gets harder to do that as we get older, but hey... this is a beauty pageant.

    I will save my 'thumbses down' (thumbs downs?) for the "standard of beauty" that most people are apparently using.

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    my2sense

    good one Klein2....lol.

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    HonestDictator

    Hmmm, this photo isn't flattering. They look like they're forcing it too much... what a turn off. C'mon JT this looks like something out of a Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition magazine. blech

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    Darren White

    Somebody please go to the conbini and get Miss Japan a sandwich ...

    I've seen more meat on a butcher's pencil

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    Jbeezy

    @Fabfive: I can smell your sarcasm from Kyushu...that's not what I meant and Im sure you know it.

    LOVEUSA: Very surprised to hear YOU call somebody an airhead. lol Both girls are average in my HUMBLE opinion.

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    Zenny11

    To me neither girls looks natural, just sculpted either by excessive diet, exercise or Cosmetic surgery.

    Once told a lady-friend that wanted bigger boobs to add some weight on her skinny frame and they come naturally and told her to exercise to keep them trim and in shape.

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    dano2002

    It is laughable than so many guys on this board are critical. Honestly, are you doing that much better? Doubtful. I have seen many gajiin with Asia/foreign women here in Japan and about 1 in 10 has chick as hot as the ones above.

    Now, your woman may be a genious and/or a great talker. But let's not assume she is in the same boat as these two looks wise.

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    Zenny11

    Hey, my wife wasn't the best looker(could have gotten way better) but that is not the point. She was a good wife and mother that's what mattered.

    Unless you are shallow and score women like trophies on the shelf.

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    Mookoo

    I do agree with many that a woman should have curves. Miss Japan can't fill out her padded bikini top. Cocaine thin went out in the '80s.

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    Wakarimasen

    i think my girl is way cuter than Miss J. Too skinny!!

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    LoveUSA

    LOVEUSA: Very surprised to hear YOU call somebody an airhead

    Even if you see me as stupid and ugly, it is much better to be such than a pervert like some other people writing here their offensive comments which is the worst ever. This competition is political, every year they decide that a certain nation or race should win. It has nothing to do with phycical or internal beauty.

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    Gurukun

    this is a beauty pageant you dummies

    Agree that this is a beauty pagent, but disagree that this picture represents beauty...more like anorexia.

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    Zenny11

    Interestingly enough isn't there a worldwide movement to prevent models from becoming too skinny as no-one likes them.

    And that is what most guys here are saying, add some pounds, get some curves, etc and they will look better.

    Marylin Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda, etc were not skinny and are still sexy today.

    Also beauty comps ratings been dropping for years.

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    arrestpaul

    dano2002 - It is laughable than so many guys on this board are critical. Honestly, are you doing that much better?

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    mrskit - oh you haters, go back to wisconsin or texas or whereever you japan vs everything haters come from and devour your cellulite girls, this is a beauty pageant you dummies they not supposed to look like normalies or small towners,,,,

    These women are "beauty pagent contestants". By definition they made the choice to be subjected to public opinions. They each think they are better looking than their competition and they need a win to prove it.

    There's nothing wrong with looking at and commenting about people who want you to look and comment about them.

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    HonestDictator

    @dano2002 beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has their ideal beauty in mind. These women just aren't beautiful in my opinion and happily I have been with women much better looking and with great personalities too.

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    dano2002

    Anorexia??? The girl on the left has a great figure.

    Myabe you wife has brainwashed you to think that women with great thin figures are anorexic?

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    Ranger_Miffy

    Good luck to Miss Itai. She photographs really well. Who chose those bikinis? Someone's mother from the Midwest? After this contest, I hope she grabs a few more sandwiches, too. :-D

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    Klein2

    Zenny. You and I are peas in a pod. And might I suggest Betty Paige. Beauty IS only skin deep, but I think Betty really did have it all, and she was real through and through. There were others of course, but Betty had a lot of good clean fun with her looks.

    And you are so right about the fakery of it all. The surgery, the brutal dieting, and even the fake smiling. Saccharine.

    I say, gimme some sugar, babe, and I don't care if it's raw. The less granulated and refined, the better.

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    nikoniko78

    Give me any girl working at Ideapocket anyday over these two!

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    JoeBigs

    These two are tooooooo bloody hot.....

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    dano2002

    HonestDicator - "much better looking and a better personaility". This is your opinion and that is why you married her. And, she has a better personality because? Because she talks to you? It is doubtful you have ever talked to these women to know how smart, dumb, witty, etc.

    Personality is subjective. We all say these women don't have great personalities yet it is doubtful than any of us have ever talked to a Miss World Contestant.

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    JA_Cruise

    fine looking woman, anorexic? Naw, she just doesn't have any extra fat. She is fit and ready to rock n roll man!!

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    bobbafett

    Miss JP needsbsome steak dinners

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    haole47

    Both ladies would look sexier in the swim suits that the Hooters girls wore!

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    Gurukun

    Anorexia??? The girl on the left has a great figure.

    Myabe you wife has brainwashed you to think that women with great thin figures are anorexic?

    So I take it that your implying the girl on the right does look anorexic?

    Also, Thin people doesn't necessarily mean that they have no fat. People that diet (don't eat much) generally have a high body fat percentage. The two in the picture don't look physically fit either.

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    mrhog1234

    If I met Itaichan in the real world she would melt my sneakers. To bad for her though, Miss Columbia or Miss Panama or Miss Brazil will probally win. Most of the time a Latin American country wins Miss Universe.

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    Nessie

    It is laughable than so many guys on this board are critical. Honestly, are you doing that much better?

    Lots of us have done better than Itai. From the shoulders up, she's nothing to write home about.

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    Junnama

    I've met some of the muj girls several times. Other than being tall, I found them to be unremarkable. I can't believe Mori won the whole shebang...

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    Monkeyz

    Both could probably benefit from gaining about 5 pounds. But to be fair to them just a bit, they both look like they're "sucking it in" for the camera. Miss Angola looks like she's holding her breath, just from her posture.

    Miss Japan either was caught at "not her best" angle or else her face is oddly angular. 5 pounds. That's all. It would fill out her cheeks a bit.

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    HonestDictator

    @dano2002, lol believe what you will but the way these women are posing shows pretty much what they think of themselves. FYI I have been in the modeling business myself (as a model) and I know that most of these women try to "show off" their idea of sex appeal. They may not be shallow but I can assure you they're quite vain and concieted as this photo shows. And since you did bring it up 5 years ago my missus was a contestant in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant due to her mother's prodding. She didn't want to do it so she intentionally botched the interview by acting really really shy. It was quite hilarious.

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    brotokyo

    Miss Japan Maiko Itai, right

    Thanks JT for the help. I'd've never guessed Miss Japan was the one on the right, what with only "PAN" visible on her sash.

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    mrcliff

    very beautiful, both of them.

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    Nessie

    Thanks JT for the help. I'd've never guessed Miss Japan was the one on the right, what with only "PAN" visible on her sash.

    Can't very well read "No pan", can it? ;)

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    Sarge

    Jurema is hot. So is Maiko.

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    TheRat

    In any case, it will be a hard future for both of them. Now that they are celebrities, they will want the GOOD, GOOD, GOOD life. But after their 1 year of fame, unless they are very creative in landing some movie role, it will be downhill. That means less and less money. So, they will just have to marry some rich guy that always, ALWAYS has lots and lots of money to satisfy them. Good luck with that, especially in these times ladies.

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    bicultural

    The two in the picture don't look physically fit either

    You should see photos of Itai when she was in the competition to become Miss Japan. Way skinnier. She actually went to the gym to gain muscle for the Miss Universe competition. Know what you're talking about before you comment.

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    miyazawa3

    This is very good picture showing the real Differance , I have seen so many so called Beautifull japanese Faces , no sharp features at all them but the unic japanese color. Now you realize why Japanese Woman Hate Sun even The Obaa-san

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    Hotbox08

    I gotta agree, with all the gorgeous Japanese women you see simply walking the street, many of them would beat out Ms. Itai and have a much better chance of winning.

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    LoveUSA

    unic japanese color

    unique?

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