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Some folks in Finland are up in arms over the newly crowned Miss Helsinki. Nineteen-year-old Sephora Iklaba won the competition last week, besting the two other finalists pictured above. Since her victory, however, Sephora has been dealing with backlash over several things. First, she was originally born in Nigeria, which some say disqualifies her from the competition. And, according to those with a judgmental eye, the title of Miss Helsinki should be held by a woman who is more attractive. Yikes.

“If people start saying that this thing is attractive, I [have] lost all faith in humanity,” one person commented on Instagram. “Political correctness won. She’s damn ugly and not even from Finland,” another commented on social media. “It’s not that she’s black, it’s that she’s the least beautiful of all the entrants,” someone else noted.

Onnea Miss Helsinki 2017 Sephora Ikalaba ✨👸🏾

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Thankfully, Iklaba isn’t letting all the shade rain on her parade. She took to Instagram to clap back at her detractors, writing, “Be humble but still let these motherf*ckers know you worked for what you got!” She also shared her reason for doing the competition was “to be a good role model for young people and to represent those who are really unsure of themselves and are going through difficult issues”.

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  1. Samantha

    January 11, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    She is from Congo and not Nigeria

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Is Hollywood Trying To Make Sterling K. Brown The New Denzel Washington?

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Sir Sidney Poitier was a force to be reckoned with in the 60’s and 70’s. Denzel Washington came onto the scene in the late 80’s and instantly stole the hearts of women around the world. And we can’t forget about the Blair Underwoods, Morris Chestnuts and the Shemar Moores of the 90’s.

But while many of these men are still around knocking roles out of the ballpark, we can’t help but notice the push for one major newcomer: Sterling K. Brown.

Although having been in the business for some time, it was Brown’s portrayal of Christopher Darden in FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson that really stole the attention of audiences around the nation.

And if that wasn’t enough, Brown became one of the most idolized characters on NBC’s This Is Us, playing a successful Black man in a successful Black marriage, navigating his way though his relationships with siblings.

Now after picking up two Emmy Awards, there seems to be a big push in the media to make Brown the new universal “it” man. Sure he is the ultimate trifecta — ear to ear smile, impeccable acting chops and a banging body.

But there’s a very direct narrative being told. Is Sterling on his way to becoming Hollywood’s new beef cake? Is Hollywood setting the star up to have the same level of celebrity and placement in this bizarre hierarchy as the beloved Denzel?

On Monday, Brown even appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show for the first time somehow ended up with his shirt off.

Sure the popular daytime series had a “reason” behind having the actor ride a tractor without his shirt on … but this is clearly another way of reminding the world that the sex appeal is on point.

Needless to say, nobody will replace the many men who have led the way for stars before them. But there’s no doubt the industry is holding it’s arms wide open for Brown to come running in for the largest embrace of a lifetime.

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