Miss USA accused of bullying Miss Universe contestants

Content image- Phnom Penh Post

Content image- Phnom Penh Post

Sarah Rose Summers is getting slammed for comments caught on video about Miss Vietnam, H'Hen Nie, and Miss Cambodia, Sinat Rern, not understanding English.

Miss Australia added: "It would be really hard".

Socially aware fashion bloggers Diet Prada immediately reposted the video after it was swiftly deleted from Instagram and called out Miss USA on her normalized xenophobia.

'Miss Vietnam. she's so cute, and she pretends to know so much English and then you ask her a question after having a whole conversation with her and she goes (nods),' Miss USA said.

In the footage, which was reportedly part of an Instagram Live video shared on Miss Colombia Valeria Morales' account, Summers appears to mock Miss Vietnam's English-speaking skills.

Miss Australia laughed with Miss USA after the controversial comments.

Her team in Phnom Penh (which included a translator who did not travel with her to Thailand) requested organisers provide Miss Cambodia with a translator, who was provided on Wednesday morning. "We were merely saying it must be even more hard at times not to have a single other delegate being able to speak [Khmer] ... which in fact, makes Nat [Miss Cambodia] an even stronger contender [for the crown]".

Others accused her critics of being jealous. "I can't believe these ladies will be representing their countries!"

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Some were disappointed Miss Australia involved herself in the "Mean Girls" behaviour.

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However an anonymous source inside the pageant told The Post: "Actually, Miss Cambodia and Miss Australia are friends, and Miss Australia wants someone to talk to".

In a second video Sarah says: "Poor Cambodia" after commenting that she can't speak any English at all.

He believes the comments made by the three women have been taken out of context and misinterpreted. "But now we're OK ... actually, Miss USA might visit Cambodia next year".

Many have taken to the comment section of the Instagram video, expressing their disappointment in Miss USA, calling her a "bully".

The preliminary competition airs in Australia on Thursday at 11pm AEST.

There's drama behind the scenes at the ongoing 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Thailand this year.

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