I am actually saddened by the whole Ris Low saga. Singaporeans can be really unkind.
I do agree that she doesn’t represent everything that a beauty queen should, but I get the feeling that most of her critics are simply jumping on the bandwagon to insult her just because it’s fun to gang up against a common target.
The first major thing that people picked on her about was her bad language skill. Everyone made fun of her poor diction and said she shouldn’t be allowed to represent Singapore because of that.
I think that’s an unfair thing to pick on. Since when was good English a prerequisite for Miss World contestants? What about contestants who don’t speak a word of English and have to use translators to help them through the Q&A round?