'We're dark-skinned, short and beautiful'
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Mexico's mixed-race beauty contest

Hosted among twisting Aztec canals, the "Most Beautiful Flower in the Land" is a Mexican beauty pageant with a twist.

It challenges white, western concepts of beauty. Instead, it prizes Mexican "mestizo" looks and culture, stemming from the country's mixed European and indigenous heritage.

Video journalists: Natasha Pizzey-Siegert and James Fredrick.

  • 04 Apr 2018
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