Miss Peru contestants state stats on violence against women

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Miss Peru contestants have raised the bar with the best responses when asked by judges to reveal their body measurements in this year’s competition.


The contestants are usually required to give the audience their measurements (bust, waist, hip) while they introduce themselves.

The tradition was broken and the beauty queens have spoken up on women’s rights and gender violence.

BuzzFeed’s Latin America correspondent, Karla Zabludovsky, translated their statements.

Miss Peru 2018 winner Romina Lozano said: “I represent the constitutional province of Callaomy and my measurements are: 3114 women victims of trafficking up until 2014.”

Here’s what the other’s stated:

“My name is Camila Canicoba and I represent the department of Lima. My measurements are: 2202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years in my country.”

“My name is Juana Acevedo and my measurements are: more than 70 per cent of women in our country are victims of street harassment.”

“My name is Luciana Fernández and I represent the city of Huánuco, and my measurements are: 13,000 girls suffer sexual abuse in our country.”

“My name is Melina Machuca, I represent the department of Cajamarca, and my measurements are: more than 80 per cent of women in my city suffer from violence.”

“Almendra Marroquín here. I represent Cañete, and my measurements are: more than 25 per cent of girls and teenagers are abused in their schools.”

“My name is Bélgica Guerra and I represent Chincha. My measurements are: the 65 per cent of university women who are assaulted by their partners.”

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