This is the moment two stunning women in gowns are crowned Miss COVID and Miss Pandemic during a bizarre beauty contest held during coronavirus lockdown.
The video was shared by journalist Armando Roldan who said that the beauty contest was held in the town of Santa Catarina Mita in the Jutiapa department in south-western Guatemala.
On his Twitter account, he wrote that “they celebrate in a big way the pandemic in Santa Catarina Mita Jutiapa by choosing Miss Covid-19”.
The footage shows three women who are not wearing face masks in gowns posing while a man is heard announcing the winners of the contest through the loudspeakers.
The man who has not been named is heard saying: “And Miss Pandemic is contestant number one, Perla, congratulations. And the new Miss COVID is Sujeili Rojas. A round of applause, please.”
Then two men who are not wearing face masks either are seen putting sashes on the winners while the crowd applaud the contestants.
While the women are being crowned the song ‘Please Forgive Me’ by Bryan Adama is heard in the background.
Netizens have shown their distaste over the beauty contest which took place as the country is under strict restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions include a curfew between 6 pm and 5 am with shops only allowed to open between 6am and 4pm.
The restrictions will reportedly last until 13th July.
It is unclear if the local authorities are investigating the beauty contest for breaking the restrictions.
Netizen ‘gustavodeleon07’ said: “This is what makes me angry, that while most of us are without work, others are following the rules and many are getting infected these negligent people show up, disobeying rules and they do not care about being outdoors celebrating.”
Twitter user ‘mikenaoryahooc1’ said: “And who wins, the person who infects more people?”
According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University, there have been 23,248 cases of COVID-19 in Guatemala and 947 related deaths.
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