|English | Español||August 15, 2018 | Issue #45|
Supermodels for Oaxaca (APMO) to Oppose the Miss Universe Pageant at the Monte Albán Ruins in May 2007
Auditions to be Held April 18 in New York City Toward a Protest with Poise Aimed at Donald Trump and NBC
By Cha-Cha Connor
In solidarity with the APPO of Oaxaca – Models of the world, unite! Photos by Jesus Dominguez, © 2007 Cha-Cha Connor.
Ulises Ruiz, dictator of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, wants to use the beautiful and talented supermodels of the Miss Universe pageant to justify brutal repression against local social movements.
But we supermodels won’t let it happen.
Join us in New York City on April 18th to audition for the most stylish, the most poised, and the most elegant picket line that Donald Trump and NBC have ever seen.
Design for the APPY awards trophy by Latuff of Rio de Janeiro.
But we models aren’t the cheap props of dictators.
Last November, while documenting human rights abuses in Oaxaca – arbitrary detentions, beatings, rapes – I wondered: how could an end be put to a regime as brutal and ugly as that of Ulises Ruiz?
All APMO models will receive worldwide exposure in a major media event in New York City. Following the APMO strike against Donald Trump and NBC, on a date to be announced, we will present the first ever APPY award to the creator of the most effective action to liberate Oaxaca from the dictatorship. The APPY winner will receive a free trip to Oaxaca, and may also be eligible for world peace. (If the winner is a resident of Oaxaca, the prize will be a free ticket out.)
Design for the APMO tiara by Latuff of Rio de Janeiro. The three symbols rising from the tiara signify liberty, justice and democracy.
April 18th, strut and show us that you’ve got what it takes, to topple tyranny and promote world peace.
To audition to be an APMO supermodel, please send at least 2 headshots, 2 full body photos and 2 photos of your choice, as well as a letter expressing your desires to audition, to Spokesmodel and Director Cha-Cha Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org. All photos should be professional and of you alone.
Imagine my shock when I read that the Miss Universe competition would hold its traditional costume competition this year in Oaxaca City, during the same month as the teachers’ strike. I was horrified – how could Miss Universe support this dictator?
Reporters, fashion magazine editors, theater and cinema directors, performance artists, paparazzi, voyeurs, gawkers, bodyguards and human rights observers, please contact Ms. Connor’s Press Secretary Al Giordano at email@example.com.
If, as press reports say, Donald Trump and NBC are going to misuse the talents of beautiful models in this way, then we just can’t cooperate anymore. We’ve got to start our own workers’ movement as models, fire our bosses, and get back to our real business of promoting peace, justice, and solidarity throughout the world.
Asamblea Popular de Modelos por Oaxaca – Supermodels for Oaxaca
Apply NOW to audition on April 18th in New York City for the most elegant red carpet picket line in history! If you can’t make it to New York City, start your own APMO chapter wherever you are. Let us know what you’re doing to end the dictatorship in Oaxaca at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the APMO Casting Call (.pdf document, two pages.)
Español – Descargar Descargar la Llamada de Selección. (archivo de .pdf, dos páginas.)
Deutsch – Aufruf zur Auswahl herunterladen (pdf-Datei, zwei Seiten)
Français – Télécharger APMO l’appel à sélection (archive pdf, deux pages)
Italiano – Scaricare l’Appello per la Selezione (archivio . pdf, due pagine)
Nederlands – Download de APMO oproep voor de selectie (pdf-document, twee paginas)
Português – Faça o download da Convocatória para seleção da APMO. (arquivo em PDF, duas páginas)
See also: Mexico Seat of Miss Universe 2007 (Univision, en español)
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