Many netizens lambasted Missosology pageant website CEO Pawee Ventura and the members of Gouldian Team, the beauty training arm of the Missosology website, after the controversial victory of Miss Thailand representatives Phataraporn Wang in Miss Intercontinental and Parapadsorn Disdamrong’s first runner up finish in Miss Supranational 2014. Pageant followers believed Pawee had a hand in the results.
Vince Sarala, one of the most respected pageant photographers, posted in his facebook: “Miss Intercontinental - DIESE PAGEANT IST EIN WITZ! THIS PAGEANT IS A JOKE! - Not part of original top 5 wins the crown - Not even queen of her continent (Asia) - because Philippines got Queen of Asia, but eventually gets Intercontinental crown? - Did not even answer well in the Q&A (it's not the ability to speak in English, it's just the answer itself) Not bashing the beauty, pointing out facts.”
It must be remembered that Pawee also sat as one of the judges during the Mister Global 2014 which was eventually won by Mister Mynmar, who was trained under Gouldian! Macoy Manlapaz, one of the companions of Pawee, sat as one of the judges for Miss Supranational, but was also responsible for the training of Miss Thailand and Miss Mynmar. The latter entered the top 10 while the Thai beauty was first runner up.
Rafa Delfin also posted in Critical Beauty, “I would never pick a girl with yellow teeth as the winner. Would you?” while posting the photo of Miss Intercontinental winners.
Despite Pawee’s bashing almost eclipsing the victory of Miss India at the Miss Supranational, there are those who chose to congratulate the winners. A pageant follower said, “Congratulations Miss India. Congrats fellow Southeast Asian Miss Thailand for landing as 1st Runner Up. Filipino and Thai pageant fans should rather be friends, not enemies. What matters is that we, as developing countries, are proving our worth through prestigious beauty pageant.”