Colombia.- The Miss Global beauty pageant, held last weekend in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, ended with a scandal. In the middle of the scenario, Colombian participant Jesenia Orozco accused the organizers of corruption, calling the results of the contest «a fraud».
In the video circulated on social media he exclaimed: «This is a fraud! There’s immense corruption in Mexico and it’s not fair, it’s not right what they’re doing here. It’s disrespectful to all the women who are here. They have to be fair… corruption is unacceptable, disrespect is unacceptable, lack of dignity and I do not accept it,» the Colombian beauty queen shouted at the applause of other contestants.
Orozco was outraged at the fact that changes were introduced in the phases of elimination. According to Miss Global’s rules, 10 participants had to qualify for the semi-finals. However, the competition president, Van Pham, decided to add a contestant to the semi-finalists.
In the next stage, the number of participants was also increased by the jury’s decision. In the middle of the gala parade, seven more candidates appeared, thus raising the number of finalists to 18.
According to Orozco, a sponsor had paid to have Miss Mexico crowned. Faced with the obvious discontent of the public and the participants, the juries ended up choosing Czech representative Karolina Kokesova as the winner.