The Miss Universe pageant world has been rocked by scandal — again! Kristhielee Caride, Puerto Rico’s candidate, was stripped of her crown due to her bad attitude! Who is Kristhielee, the queen at the center of this controversy? Here are 5 things to know about the ex-Miss Puerto Rico.
We can’t blame Steve Harvey, 59, for this one. Miss Universe had another major controversy, this time involving Puerto Rico’s Kristhielee Caride, 24. The Puerto Rico Miss Universe 2016 crown was ripped off her gorgeous head over her bad attitude! While trying to piece this pageant puzzle together, get to know more about the now-former Miss Universe contestant.
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1. She lost the crown once after trying to win it twice.
Kristhielee will no longer represent the U.S. territory in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, as the organization stripped her of the crown on March 17, citing a bad attitude and refusing to take pictures. She won the pageant while representing the municipality of Isabela. It wasn’t her first try, according to Yahoo, as she attempted to win Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2014 while representing Dorado. She finished in the Top 16.
2. Kristhielee is used to drama – she studied it in school!
There’s a brain behind that beauty, as Kristhielee is a college graduate. She attained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. Her major? Theater Education and Drama.
3. She and her family have been through a lot, including kidnapping and homelessness!
Kristhielee survived a kidnapping with her mother and her sister, according to the Huffington Post. That’s not the worst of it as the former Miss Puerto Rico’s family lost their home on Christmas Day in 2015. This tragedy didn’t get her down, as Kristhielee said “We must have respect, awareness of things that are more important than the material, and that love endures.”
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4. One of her biggest supporters is her little brother.
Kristhielee was in a happier mood just five days before her crown was taken away. She posted a picture on Instagram of when she was a little girl. She was celebrating her baby brother, Julito, thanking him for supporting her throughout the years. “Gracias por apoyarme y estar conmigo siempre!” she wrote.
5. Forget the barbecue because she likes her meat raw.
Among Kristhielee’s hobbies and interests, she enjoys the arts, staying in shape, water sports like skiing and – raw meat. While some people enjoy their steak rare, Kristhielee enjoys eating raw meat, according to WAPA.tv. Hopefully, this setback hasn’t diminished her appetite for competition, and we’ll see Kristhielee competing for the crown again!
What do you think about Kristhielee, HollywoodLifers? Do you think it was unfair for Miss Universe Puerto Rico to take away her crown?