“Miss Potato Corner Universe” Potato Corner’s job ad gone viral on social media
“Miss Potato Corner Universe” Potato Corner’s job ad gone viral on social media
“Miss Potato Corner Universe” Potato Corner’s job ad gone viral on social media
by Mhillen Nicole Borja21 August 2023
Photo courtesy: Potato Corner/Twitter posts

Potato Corner, a well-known local snack brand, caused a stir across social media over its job advertisement seeking for service crew members.

In the job advertisement post, Potato Corner highlighted specific requisites for potential candidates, including a captivating appearance, weight-to-height proportionality, along with clear skin, good eyesight, and well-maintained teeth.

Social media enthusiasts swiftly seized the opportunity to add some playful commentary to the job listing.


Amid the buzz, numerous individuals playfully questioned whether the advertisement was scouting for a beauty pageant contestant rather than a regular job applicant.

Some took a lighthearted approach, humorously acknowledging their lack of eligibility, and cheekily mentioning their non-comparability to beauty icons such as Catriona Gray, Megan Young, and Pia Wurtzbach.

A faction of commentators raised their voices against the brand's purportedly discriminatory job description.

Based on the posting, the Potato Corner branch is located at Ventura Mall in Dasmariñas, Cavite.


Potato Corner's statement

Taking the matter head-on, the snack brand issued a statement. The management of Potato Corner clarified that the advertisement stemmed from an upcoming branch, emphasizing their commitment to fostering diversity and inclusiveness.

"At Potato Corner, our steadfast belief resides in the significance of embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity, aligning seamlessly with what our brand extends to our treasured patrons and esteemed business allies. We unequivocally denounce any form of discriminatory hiring practices," it told a news outlet.

The Potato Corner management staunchly condemned any form of biased hiring.


Moreover, the snack brand assured that such a situation would be avoided in the future.

"We are actively addressing this recent incident that sprang from a well-intentioned yet inconsiderate job advertisement. While the Potato Corner branch at Ventura Mall is yet to commence operations, it is scheduled to open its doors soon," it added.

"We deeply lament the lapse that occurred in the formulation of the job advertisement. Together with our esteemed business partners, we are resolute in our endeavor to prevent any recurrence of such incidents in the future," the Potato Corner management ended.

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