We still can’t believe Puerto Rico’s Miss Universe Kristhielee Caride had her crown ripped off of her perfect head on Mar. 17 for having a bad attitude! However, pageants are chock full of stunning moments and scandals, and we have 9 of the best, right here!
Being stripped of the crown is any beauty queen’s nightmare, and Puerto Rico’s Miss Universe Kristhielee Caride, 24, is hardly the first to go through the tragic experience of losing her title. Vanessa Williams, 53, Ariadna Gutierrez, 22, and Tara Conner, 30, have all been a part of some of the most shocking moments in pageant history. See out top 9, here!
1. Miss Puerto Rico’s Racism
Kristhielee isn’t the first Puerto Rican beauty queen to mess up big time. In Dec. 2015, Miss Puerto Rico Destiny Velez went on a Twitter tirade against Muslims. Both the Miss Puerto Rico Organization and the Miss America Organization distanced themselves by suspending her indefinitely.
2. Vanessa Williams’ Penthouse Drama
Perhaps the most famous Miss America gaffe ever was when they forced Vanessa to resign after becoming the first African American queen in 1984. Nude photos she had taken when she was an assistant to a photographer before her reign made their way into Penthouse. Luckily her career as a singer and actress only took off following her resignation.
3. Steve Harvey Crowns The Wrong Girl
How could we forget Miss Universe 2016, when Harvey crowned Miss Colombia only to realize that he’d read the card wrong and yank the tiara from her head only to give it to the rightful owner, Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Awkward!_
4. Carrie Prejean Hates Gays & Loves Nudes
In 2009, Miss California said in her Miss USA question portion that she only supports people who have “opposite sex,” really pissing off judge Perez Hilton and fans everywhere. She was allowed to stay in the competition, but after a sex tape surfaced, she was released from the organization for “breach of contract.”
5. The Protests Of 1968
In 1968, 400 feminists showed up in Atlantic City to protest the Miss America pageant for reducing women only to their beauty and bodies. They symbolically threw away bras, aprons and cooking supplies, as well as crowning a live sheep.
6. Tara Connor The Notorious Party Girl
Tara has to be the most infamous pageant girl hot mess ever. After winning Miss USA 2006, Tara moved from Kentucky to New York City to party her days and nights away drinking and doing cocaine. She was eve more scandalized when she made out with Miss Teen USA Katie Blair at a party.
7. Lauren Upton Gives The Most Famous Interview Ever
Who could forget the famous interview given by Miss Teen South Carolina in 20o7? The interview became a viral sensation for her nonsensical explanation of the education issue in America by responding :some people out there in our nation don’t have maps” and “everywhere like such as.”
8. Jenna Talackova Disqualified For Being Transgender
After allowing Jenna to participate in the 2012 Miss Canada pageant, organizers then decided to disqualify her for not being “naturally born female.” However, after a ton of fan outcry, she was allowed back into the competition, and even made it to the top 12!
9. Danielle Lloyd Slept With A Judge
Miss Great Britain 2006 was stripped of her crown after officials learned she had slept with one of the judges before the competition, and lied about it. She even outed herself by saying they spent Christmas before the pageant in bed together in a magazine interview. Yikes!
HollywoodLifers – what do you think is the most shocking pageant moment ever? Share with us!