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Miss Universe Canada opens conversation on racism in pageant world | City News 1130

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—  BY, ARVIN JOAQUIN, OMNI TV

VANCOUVER (OMNI TV) — Miss Universe Canada, Nova Stevens, called out people who flooded her social media accounts with hateful comments, sparking a conversation about racism in the pageant world.

Stevens is the second Black woman to ever hold the title, more than thirty years after the coronation of Juliette Powell in 1989.

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In an Instagram post last week, Stevens uploaded screenshots of some of the messages she has received. She was called “scary,” received messages with racial slurs, and was inundated with other derogatory comments about her appearance and her ethnicity.

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