Everyone in the Showbiz loves a good scandal as they sell big and make good money. On the other hand, Beauty pageants which aim to crown the most deserving and the ultimate Beauty queen in every aspect, showcase some of the world’s most stunning and gracious woman.
In the history of beauty pageants, some really shocking scandals have been seen the latest one being the Miss Universe goof up, not much of a scandal but surely talk of the town!
1. Miss Hispanic America Drug Trafficking
23 year old Laura Zuniga was crowned the Miss Hispanic America in 2008 but soon after winning the title she was arrested along with her boyfriend for drug trafficking, weapon violation, and money laundering. The beauty queen was named ‘Miss Narco’ in a storm of media that followed.
2. Miss California USA’s Nude Tapes-
In 2009, Carrie Prejean took home the title of Miss California USA but her career came to a halt when she was stripped off the title after her objectionable pictures and tapes were leaked online which showed her performing solo.
3. Miss Great Britain Slept with a Judge-
Danielle Lloyd was announced Miss Great Britain in 2006. This was until the judges discovered she had not only posed previously for Playboy magazine but also she had been romantically involved with British footballer Teddy Sheringham who voted for her in the final of the contest.
4. In 2008, TLC launched Toddlers and Tiaras
It gave us a behind-the-scenes look into the secret world of kiddies beauty pageants. These mini-beauty queens were covered in fake tan, fixed with fake eyelashes and made to wear sexualized outfits including mini-skirts.
5. The uncrowning of Miss Columbia-
Well this is certainly going down as one of the most embarrassing moments in pageant history. Twitter went crazy when the Miss Universe host, Steve Harvey, announced that Miss Colombia was the 2015 winner. After realizing his mistake, he then had to remove the crown from her head and the sash so he could hand these over to the real winner – Miss Philippines.
6. Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Caught Making Out-
Shamed Miss Teen USA 2006, Katie Blair, and disgraced Miss USA, Tara Conner, were reported dancing on tables, heavily drinking and snorting cocaine. They were then photographed making out together by others at the party.
7. Miss Puerto Rico’s Anti-Muslim Rant-
As if this year’s Miss Universe pageant hadn’t suffered enough drama, there was also the suspension of Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Velez, following an anti-Muslim Twitter rant. Directed at Michael Moorewho was protesting in New York City, 20-year-old Velez ranted, “All what Muslims have done is provided oil & terrorize this country & many others. There’s NO comparison between Jews, Christians & Muslims. Jews nor Christians have terrorizing agendas in their sacred books.” And so she was suspended of her title and duties.
Beauty can also be scandalous eh?