María Celeste Arrarás clarifies that she does not wish to imply that there was any fraud in the competition.
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The result of the 71st edition of Miss Universe was the topic of conversation on social networks, like Many say Venezuelan candidate Amanda Dudamel’s crown has been stolen. Several Hispanic celebrities have joined the discussion, including the journalist Maria Celeste Arraras.
In an Instagram post, the Puerto Rican shared her take on the final result gave the winner to Miss United States, R’Bonney Gabriel.
“Terrible choice of Miss USA as the new Miss Universe,” declared María Celeste.
The journalist clarified at the beginning of the text that her opinion stems from her experience as a competition jury on two occasions. “The instructions given to the judges are that we have to choose the prettiest of the group, to which all eyes are directed when entering a place. Being able to express yourself and respond intelligently are obviously important attributes, but among the 5 finalists there were a handful who had it all at once and were a lot prettier in my opinion.”
Talk about the candidates from Puerto Rico and Curacao who were eliminated from the three finalists. He thinks both were better than the one that ended up winning. “I haven’t seen Miss USA or among the semifinalists – although I am a proud American citizen by birth.
Many on social networks talk about fraud and theft of the crown, but the journalist says: “I am in no way suggesting fraudstill a conspiracy not to choose Venezuela or the Dominican Republic in the last stretch even though they were the best”.
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