Comments on: The East German refugee who became a beauty queen http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/2011/06/01/the-east-german-refugee-who-became-a-beauty-queen/ Kennedy, Khrushchev and the most dangerous place on Earth Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:23:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Rourk77 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/2011/06/01/the-east-german-refugee-who-became-a-beauty-queen/#comment-48 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 06:06:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/?p=128#comment-48 @ Maria

It’s unfortunate that you assume the remark made was due to the sole fact that Miss Universe was a woman. The comment would have been equally relevant if made of a male who won a modeling competition, especially one of such prominence.

It’s safe to say that it is very uncommon for members of both sexes who pursue careers in the field of engineering to also pursue a modeling career. Indeed you will not find many models (either male or female) having a background that involved already having completed an advanced degree. These folks exist for certain, but they are rare.

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By: Marla http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/2011/06/01/the-east-german-refugee-who-became-a-beauty-queen/#comment-47 Wed, 01 Jun 2011 21:46:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/berlin1961/?p=128#comment-47 I had to laugh out loud when the announcer said it would come as a surprise to know that the lovely Miss. Universe was also an engineer. I guess back in the 60’s a beautiful women was only expected to be beautiful, not smart, and to use her charms to her advantage. Too bad that sentiment is still somewhat current today, we have not progressed much in 50 or so years, now have we? Women may indeed work outside the home in greater numbers, but they are not yet paid as much as men for equal work, and still objectified at every turn.

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