Multiracial Misses

Ariana Miyamoto is the latest winner of Miss Universe Japan. Miyamoto is a 20 year old model who is a native from Nagasaki and went to High School in the United States. After being crowned Miss japan, Miyamoto was presented with backlash from the media ad the public for her looks. The beauty queen is the daughter of a Japanese woman and an African American man. During her press conference after winning she stated that she might not look Japanese but she surely is Japanese on the inside.

In Japan, haafu, which is what someone who is half Japanese called, has been the term many people have been giving the beauty queen. In social networks Miyamoto’s looks have stirred up controversy where many critics are claiming that she does not look Japanese enough.

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