The organization of the most popular beauty pageant in the world,is at the center of the controversy after serious doubts have arisen in the election of one of the great favorites, R’Bonney Gabriel, as Miss United States 2022.
The accusations against the company that manages the American contest, Miss Brand Corporationand its president, Crystal Stewarthave caused his suspension until further notice, between accusations of manipulation and tongo. “The organization of Miss Universe Organization will take over the Miss United States program while a thorough investigation of third parties is carried out,” they have indicated in.
Stewart assures that the accusations are mere speculations without any foundation or proof. “The last thing I would want to do is discredit or deny contestants equal opportunity for fair competition. I would never jeopardize my dream of running an organization that empower these young women», he has defended himself.
Miss Montana vs. Miss Texas
Doubts about the cleanliness of R’Bonney Gabriel’s election were raised by one of his rivals, Heather Lee O’Keefewho competed against her as Miss Montana. She and other contestants publicly questioned whether there was jury favoritism towards Gabriel, Miss Texasat the gala held on October 3.
The biggest point of the possible tongo argument is a video in which a contest sponsor posted a video of Gabriel in a luxury spa he owns. O’Keefe assures that the link between this sponsor and Miss Texas goes a long way, since there is supposedly a photo of him doing the Texan’s hair and makeup, in addition to the aforementioned video. She denies that relationship, and assures that she paid for that spa session out of her pocket and that the snapshot was taken after being proclaimed Miss United States and not before her, so she did not place the accusations of rigging .
R’Bonney Gabriel has defended himself on the portal ‘E! News’. “I want to start by saying that it was not rigged because he would never enter any contest or competition that I know I would win. I have a lot of integrity,” he said. In this sense, O’Keefe herself also places Gabriel as her main favorite, but that is not the problem. “We can’t blame her, and it’s very sad because her performance was amazing and probably could have won fairly», he admits. «The problem is not that Miss Texas or R’Bonney win. The matter is the alleged corruption of the organization of Miss United States», he laments.
This scandal comes in the midst of the transformation process of Miss Universe, once it has changed hands.the beauty pageant, which was once owned by Donald Trump.
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