Miss Portugal on Sousa Tavares’ comment: “I absorbed what I had to absorb”
Marina Machetti also explained that she is disappointed, but she will continue to try to change mentalities in our country.
Marina Machetti, who represented Portugal in the Miss Universe International contest, finally spoke out about the comments made by Miguel Souza Tavares and José Alberto Carvalho on TVI’s “Jornal Nacional” program, in mid-October.
“I was disappointed above all because I expected more, but I think it is a positive step to show the work that still needs to be done from now on,” she said on Tuesday, November 28, on the Julia Pinheiro program at SIC. She adds: “I was disappointed by the comments of these two media men.”
As he explains, he does not intend to stir up controversy and the opinions of others. “I took what I had to take from that, and worked to reverse the image that was conveyed that night,” he explains. Therefore, Ms. (transgender) intends to continue changing mentalities in our country.
In mid-October, journalist José Alberto Carvalho and TVI commentator Miguel Souza Tavares discussed Marina winning this year’s Miss Portugal title. “It wasn’t her who won the competition, it was a procedure (or several) of plastic surgery plus molecular medicine. That’s why he was elected,” said Souza Tavares. The fact that he referred to the model with male pronouns led to him being criticized, especially on social media. Social.
Souza Tavares added: “The jury appreciated the results of successive plastic surgeries that went well and molecular or cellular treatments. And this is the result.” Afterwards, José Alberto Carvalho asked if he would marry that woman, and the journalist replied with a laugh. “Neither do you,” he replied.
After all the uproar caused by social media, the hub ended up apologizing. “A thoughtless act I committed the last time I was in this studio, for some people, that relationship was shaken. [de confiança] “In a way that I did not intend, that I do not defend, and that is not compatible with my identity, for an important reason: there was someone at stake, her name was Marina Machetti, the winner of the Miss Portugal contest.” He said.
“I apologize and apologize if any of my behavior, even if unintentional, has contributed to this in relation to her, her family and her friends. I don’t feel that way and I don’t want it to,” he said, also adding that “all people should seek their own happiness.”
Marina Machetti, the newest Miss Portugal
Marina Machetti, a flight attendant for five years, asserts that the profession has been a “transformative experience” that makes her aware of how transgender people are treated around the world. The 28-year-old also revealed that because of her gender identity, she had to overcome “many obstacles.”
“Fortunately, especially within my family, love has proven to be stronger than ignorance,” he explained in a video on the Miss Drag Portugal YouTube channel. In addition to fighting for the rights of trans people, she is passionate about “animals and their protection.”
Also read this NiT article and get to know the new Miss Portugal better. Next, check out the Republic-inspired look that Marina wore to the international competition. Also click on the gallery to see some photographs of Marina Machetti.
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