SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – At the Miss Universe pageant, contestants are losing their crowns left and right. Or so it seems.
In last year’s pageant, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez lost the crown to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, after wearing it for about four minutes. Well, actually, the crown belonged to Wurtzbach. Pageant host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Philippines as the first runner-up and Miss Colombia as the winner.
So Miss Colombia lost the crown by a mistake.
Another Latina, 2016 Miss Universe Puerto Rico Kristhielee Caride, just lost her crown, not because of a mistake, but because of attitude. Bad attitude.
The Boricua beauty queen was stripped of her title on Thursday for not wanting to participate in interviews or take photos.
“I saw the damage that she was doing and the damage that she was doing to the organization,” said Desirée Lowry, the director of Miss Puerto Rico Universe, when announcing the organization’s decision to take away Caride’s crown.
Caride, who represented Isabela, has been replaced by Brenda Jiménez, a current biology and sociology student from Aguadilla.
So ladies, if you’re thinking of joining the Miss Universe pageant, make sure you have a good attitude. And be prepared for mistakes. Not yours, but by the pageant host.