There’s never a beauty pageant without a scandal! Kristhielee Caride, who was named Puerto Rico’s Miss Universe just four months ago, was stripped of her crown after saying she just didn’t ‘like cameras!’
“I saw the damage that she was doing and the damage that she was doing to the organization,” Desiree Lowry, the director of Miss Universe Puerto Rico said during a press conference on March 17, announcing that Kristhielee Caride would be the first to ever be stripped of her crown before the pageant! Now, she’s speaking out in a length apology.
“I wanted the earth to swallow me,” Desiree said in a press conference after explaining that during an interview with a local paper, the beauty queen, 24, she didn’t want to take photos, saying, “I just do not like cameras.”
“You always have to put your best face forward — it’s a given that we are going to be in front of cameras and that we have to answer all types of questions,” Desiree said in the statement. Brenda Azaria Jimenez was named the new Miss Universe Puerto Rico. “I still haven’t fully processed the information,” she said. Get to know more about Kristhielee by clicking here!
Kristhielee later posted a long message on her Facebook page apologizing (originally in Spanish, translated):
Greetings to all,
As was well expressed in the letter sent on Monday: “There is no such thing as a bad day, just we had a bad time … and we chose to take it with us all day”
Beauty queens are not exempt from having a bad day and on Sunday March 13 fell to me, perhaps between personal situations that you may have as a human being and “mortal” in addition to my many commitments as Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2016 let my feelings antepusieran my work.
In recent days I went through countless personal situations and yet fulfilled the commitments stipulated in my work schedule with responsibility and commitment as always characterized me. Like Sunday I shared with those present, I take pictures and anime event not as some media have established.
I want to express my sincere apologies to each of my fans first of all who have supported me from the first moment, my team and the organization of Miss Universe Puerto Rico. Never was my intension to feel bad, injure or damage the image of those who have helped me to be where I am today.
Err it is human, is also courageous to acknowledge mistakes and want to remain an example of a real woman, with purpose that stays with my head held high against all odds that past life; Boricua extolling the beauty and in turn accept failure. My teaching experience will serve for other girls and the organization of the event.
With dignity I accept the surrender my belt as an ambassador for our island opinion of the organization and its director Desiree Lowry, without agreeing with the decision, but always carry the memory of that night of November 12 where I won the title and all experiences and beautiful memories that I take to have been Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2016.
I love you so much,
Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2016
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