Although Long Bench is not a fan of beauty pageants, she finds “some of the criticisms about this year’s selection rather disingenuous and void of basic historical perspective. To suggest that a light-skinned woman is not authentically Jamaican – ie. is a foreigner – and therefore should not even be in competition with or selected over a dark-skinned (more authentic?) Jamaican woman makes absolutely no sense.”
Jamaica still has alot of issues surrounding skin colour. I would not pay any attention to those who are saying that the young lady is not an authentic Jamaican because of her skin colour. Jamaicans come in all shades.