It was awkward. Cringe-inducing. Meme-worthy. And a mistake. But above all, for many Colombians, Steve Harvey erroneously crowning and then de-crowning their country’s beauty queen during the 2015 Miss Universe contest quite simply amounted to a declaration of war.1 The TV mishap, whereby Colombia (well, Miss Colombia) lost a beauty title it never really earned to the Philippines (well, Miss Philippines), sent shockwaves through the South American nation, unveiling the dark underbelly of misguided pageant nationalism. For weeks, overtly racist This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 42 Dev Hynes The boundless potential of being a master of none. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Anna Wiener Anna Wiener was on the path to Silicon Valley success. Then she pivoted. Allyssia Alleyne charts the making of a tech-skeptic. Music Issue 42 Fatima Al Qadiri The shape shifting star of contemporary electronica. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Influencers Anonymous Instagram content creators answer a short survey about the influencer industry. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Crazy Busy There’s no rest for the aspirational. Arts & Culture Issue 42 The Goal Keepers Not your therapist, not your friend: What accounts for the remarkable rise of the life coach?