A ROW has broken out over the reintroduction of a beauty contest banned in 2007 to discourage the ‘objectification of women’.
The Alternativa Mijena-Los Verdes party (AM+LV) is furious that the event has been resurrected in Mijas this week.
The group is unhappy with the Miss Villa de Mijas contest which, it claims, judges its contestants solely on their ‘aesthetic value’.
A spokesman described the contest as ‘discriminatory and sexist’, adding: “What should we do with girls who have big ears, bug eyes or are chubby?
“Should we have them undergo surgery, should we put them on a diet so they can participate in the fair?”
The new PP leader of Mijas Angel Nozal brushed off the charges insisting that it had been brought back by popular demand, even from women’s groups.
A spokesman said: “We are recovering a local tradition that was lost when the previous administration decided to cancel the pageant,” said a spokesman.