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08/25/2008 12:40 PM ID: 72950 Permalink   

Nun’s Beauty Pageant: 'Miss Sister Italy 2008'

 

Nuns in Italy will be able to show the world God’s gift of beauty by sending their photos to priest Antonio Rungi (southern Italian diocese of Modragone) who will publish the photos online and visitors to his blog can vote on the photos.

"Miss Sister Italy", the first beauty pageant of its type to take place in Rome, aims to challenge the stereotype of old and sad nuns. Father Rungi said it was the nun’s idea and that he expects about 1,000 contestants.

"Nuns are above all women and beauty is a gift from God," priest Rungi told a daily Italian newspaper. He continued explaining how beauty is not restricted to what we see on television and that young and vital foreign nuns will be participating.

 
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  lol  
 
a beauty contest for nuns, this oughta be good

"Nuns are above all women and beauty is a gift from God"

have you seen most nuns... they haven't been gifted... atleast not with beauty, and probably not gifted with much of a brain so devote to much time to organized religion.... emphansis on organized.

why not have a beauty pegeant for the horribly disfigured... wouldn't be much worse with any of the nuns i've seen.

btw, someone needs to teach mr.rungi a thing or two about biology beauty is inheireted; nothing devine about it.... its a gift from your parents if anything.
 
  by: HAVOC666     08/25/2008 01:39 PM     
  @Havoc  
 
my parents must have been stingy barstewards then, they passed down nothing of use to me >.<
 
  by: wingedpuma     08/25/2008 04:00 PM     
  I really don't believe this..  
 
God has changed, he must have caught up with the vain and selfish world we live in today.:P
 
  by: captainJane     08/25/2008 04:35 PM     
  repost with pictures later :P  
 
nt
 
  by: hl2k   08/25/2008 07:05 PM     
  Send Them To Sturgis  
 
With Cindy McCain
 
  by: ichi     08/25/2008 09:09 PM     
  If  
 
I'd be a beautiful women then it is likely I would't be a nun, there are many possibilities to imagine my carrier on many other ways.
 
  by: vizhatlan     08/25/2008 09:26 PM     
  >.>  
 
So now they want them nuns to take it off? Did I just wake up into some paralleled world.
 
  by: Vhan     08/26/2008 12:25 AM     
  @havoc  
 
That's pure, unadulterated rubbish. You watch too much TV.
 
  by: lauriesman     08/26/2008 12:58 AM     
  No doubt  
 
It will be just a photo of the face as they will be wearing a habit.
There would be some very beautiful ones indeed.
Have South Americans, Asians, Europeans, Africans, island nations.
I think there would be many beauties out there.
Also good to see a face that has not been done by the cosmetic artists and air brushed later for pictures.
 
  by: thinking   08/26/2008 01:28 AM     
  if only....  
 
Mother Theresa had been beautiful. She gave her whole life to help the poor and downtrodden, but it means nothing because she was old and ugly. Right? /sarcasm
 
  by: gryphon50a   08/26/2008 07:28 AM     
  @lauriesman  
 
i have never... EVER once seen a beautiful nun... i think they went exitinct in the after the dark ages when people were taught uniformily to hide their beauty... i've only ever seen beautiful nun in a few movies/tv shows... never in real life... well except on halloween... sadly this is not a joke.

though as vizhatlan pointed out why would a beautiful women want to become a nun; you know as opposed to doing something even somewhat productive with their lives.

and its not the covering up that makes them ugly either... otherwise all those islamic women with their extensive overings wouldn't be beautiful, and many of them are. when i figure out what really seperates the two in terms of what makes them beautiful, i'll be sure to let you know...lol

here take these two nuns that will be in the beauty contest:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/...

certianly not quite my definition of beautiful. hell not even far off from the "stereotype of old and sad nuns".
 
  by: HAVOC666     08/26/2008 10:47 AM     
  No worse  
 
than your girlfriend without her make-up (assuming you have one, I don't know). Having interacted with a large number of nuns, I can tell you that many are rather comely, and could make their careers in supermodelling or acting, if they wanted. They become nuns because they believe in a higher calling, not because they are ugly.
 
  by: lauriesman     08/26/2008 04:41 PM     
  havoc  
 
i disagree with the whole Miss Nun thing as i think these women devoted their life to God and being vain or care about earthly things doesn't really fit with the nun image.
However, what you are saying is too extremist. I don't know about nuns in your area, but in Europe and Africa (both from experience) some nuns are gorgous. I (a female) couldn't stop staring at spanish, egyptian and greek nuns when i met them. Evensome of the old nuns are not as you portray them.
As for "productive", again i don't know bout nuns in your area, but all the nuns and monks(Orthodox everywhere, and catholic in African) i met devote their life to pray and help. This includes helping poor locals, making produce (cheese, yogurt, baskets), farming etc...
You criticise people for following religion while you yourself assume all religions and their followers are bad. Life is not black and white, it is full of colours. Try to enjoy the diversity.
 
  by: DarkAngelJG     08/26/2008 09:31 PM     
  ?  
 
Whats next? Nun porn? oh, wait...
 
  by: Kroww   08/27/2008 03:15 AM     
  Move along folks  
 
No pageant to see here.

http://www.reuters.com/...
 
  by: caution2     08/27/2008 06:11 AM     
  @DarkAngelJG  
 
i dont nor can i travel the world to see all the different nuns of the world, i can only speak of the ones around here and seen on the news... and they are quite honestly uniformily not good looking.
 
  by: HAVOC666     08/27/2008 11:17 PM     
  I Know Three Nuns  
 
Nun yesterday, Nun today and Nun tommorrow.
 
  by: steve2045     09/04/2008 08:57 PM     
  Seems to me  
 
Another perverted "FATHER" looking for another sex fix.Well at least he's leaving the kids alone.
 
  by: steve2045     09/04/2008 08:59 PM     
 
 
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