(PRWEB) April 14, 2005 -
Panos Emporio announced in August of last year that the new plans for the competition would be presented during the fall, but after having been harassed by feminist organizations the decision to wait was made.
ÂFeminists forced me to cancel. I was surprised that, in a country as far developed and as liberated as Sweden, womenÂs rights movements receive so much attention in the media regarding an issue like this,Â says Panos Papadopoulos, CEO of the company. At first he saw the response as negative, but then he realized that Sweden now has the chance to create something new and astonishing in the field of beauty contests, and become a role model for others to follow.
ÂI am the kind of person to listen to the opinions of others in our society, and I show humility towards them,Â Panos continues. ÂTherefore the contest will rest for a year for us to have enough time to look into the possibilities of creating something new that will take Miss Sweden to a whole new level.
ÂThe future of the contest depends on whether I can create a program that is accepted by most people in our society. It is important to create a contest that emphasizes the dignity as well as the beauty of the womanÂ, he ends.
This means that in 2005 Sweden will not send a contestant to the Miss Universe pageant for the first time. Sweden is one of the very few countries that have never failed to participate in the contest.
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