TORONTO, Canada (The Adobo Chronicles) – Newly-crowned 2015 Miss Globe Ann Lorraine Maniego Colis from the Philippines was stripped of the title just days after she won the crown at the Rose Theater Brampton in Toronto, Canada.
Colis made history as the first-ever Filipina Miss Globe winner. She succeeds Canada’s Jacqueline Wojciechowski. Fifty-four beauties from around the world competed in the 42nd edition of the pageant.
Miss Globe organizers took back the crown from Colis because they said the Philippines sent the wrong candidate.
Colis was crowned Miss Philippines Tourism — not Miss Philippines Globe — earlier this year during the 2015 Binibining Pilipinas pageant.
“It would be unfair to the other countries if we gave the crown to a contestant who did not win the title in her country’s local pageant.,” the organizers said.
Organizers are expected to give the crown to first runner-up Miss Albania Sara Karaj.
This is the first year that the Philippines sent a representative to Miss Globe.
Binibining Pilipinas Charities, local franchise holder of many international beauty pageants including Miss Universe and Miss International, “appointed” Colis to be the country’s representative to this year’s Miss Globe.