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Some People Think Japan's Miss Universe Contestant Isn't Japanese Enough… And The Beauty Queen Had THIS To Say About It!

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Beauty queen still holds the crown despite haters comments

Japan's newest Miss Universe contestant, Ariana Miyamoto, might not deserve her crown… according to some people!

After the 20-year-old was chosen to represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant next January, some questioned if she was Japanese enough to hold the title!

This is because the beauty queen is the daughter of a Japanese woman and an African-American man from the United States. Twitter users called Miyamoto a "hafu," a Japanese term to refer to someone who is biracial!

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Though some have been critical of Miyamoto's win, most have shown their support for the newly crowned contestant because she is a Japanese citizen who loves her country. One commenter had this to say:

"Even if you are hafu, if you have Japanese citizenship, then you're Japanese."

Why can't everyone see it that way!?

Miyamoto agrees that while she doesn't "look Japanese" on the outside, she was a born and raised in Nagasaki and speaks the language fluently.

For now, the beauty queen is trying to focus on the upcoming competition and how she will represent her country the best she can, saying:

"The world competition is going to be tough. But I'll believe in myself and continue doing my best."

We think it's great how the Miyamoto is ignoring the haters and putting her energy into the pageant! Do you, girl!!

[Image via Miss Universe Japan Facebook.]

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