Nippon Bijin, the franchise holder of the Miss Eco International pageant in Japan, has expressed extreme disappointment over the reported spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) infection at the height of the pageant’s conduct in Cairo, Egypt.
Nippon Bijin released a statement on Tuesday condemning the ‘lack of accountability that the organization is showing their candidates. It is evident that the well-being of our candidate is not their priority.”
Japanese bet Mayuko Hanawa tested negative for the deadly virus.
Because of the health scare and alleged “abuse and mistreatment” received by the candidates from the organizers, Nippon Bijin has decided not to send delegates to the pageant in the future.
An Instagram account dedicated to different international pageants, @criticalbeautyofficial, made an expose that “several pageant officials, contestants, and directors are stranded in Egypt because they tested positive for Covid-19.”
The account also alleged the pageant organization knew that one of its staff was infected but failed to inform the participants.
Jessica Newton, National Director of Peru for Miss International also posted in one of her past Instagram stories that her country would also cease from sending representatives to the pageant following reports of “abuse and mistreatments” of candidates.
Miss World Philippines National Director Arnold Vegafria, as a response, has already closely coordinated with the organization in regard to the health and safety of all the candidates.
Most importantly his group continues to monitor the health condition and welfare of Philippine bet Kelley Day, who finished first runner-up as she remains the franchise’s “topmost priority.”