She told us that yellow is the color of joy and celebration and that anything red is Jessica Rabbit. Jeannie Mai, whose usefulness at Miss USA and Miss Universe was once questioned by Missosology, was recently the symbol of #hateTrump but #savethesash movement. Her job as a commentator in both pageants has a personal touch to it. She gets to interview the girls up close and that she delved into their opinions and feelings. She is far more hands-on in screening the girls than any celebrity judges would.
A daughter of a Vietnamese immigrant who escaped the tyranny of communism, Jeannie was hurt by Donald Trump’s comments that disparaged those who came to America to seek shelter from the harsh realities of their homelands. Yet because her job allowed her to personally interact with the women who compete at Miss USA and Miss Universe, she refused to quit. She said it’s all about the girls and brushed aside the political side of things. But with Trump calling the reigning Miss Universe Paulina Vega as hypocrite, a raw nerve was touched. For Jeannie Mai, it was the last straw.