No Steve Harvey, however nonetheless quite a bit of controversy — the brand new proprietor of Miss Universe has been accused of rigging the pageant for Miss USA … regardless of another clear favorites.
Anne Jakrajutatip — who’s the chief of JKN Global Group, which owns each Miss Universe and Miss USA — is being known as out by dissatisfied followers on-line, who really feel like the truth that she actually controls each competitions is a bit suspect … to not point out the place this was held.
For starters, Miss Universe was hosted in New Orleans — airing on Roku — and a few declare the repair was in from the get-go to verify R’Bonney Gabriel was topped by the present’s ending … which did, the truth is, occur. The runner-up was Miss Venezuela, Amanda Dudamel.
Dudamel impressed all through the published, particularly along with her heartfelt solutions on sure questions. Her outfits have been additionally much less ridiculed than those Gabriel wore, significantly within the costume class … when she walked onstage with a WILD moon touchdown getup.
All this apart, many are pointing to what appears to be an apparent battle of curiosity from Jakrajutatip and co. Her company purchased Miss Universe this previous fall for a reported $20 million, and with it got here the rights to Miss USA … which falls below the identical umbrella.
Even earlier than this pageant, there have been already gripes about how Gabriel got here to be Miss USA within the first place … courting again to October, when JKN Global got here onboard as the brand new shot-callers. Some have claimed there was favoritism afoot in that competitors as properly … and there’ve even been suspensions within the prime ranks consequently of investigations into it.
Of course, one other curve ball right here is the actual fact Jakrajutatip is transgender — one thing that caught the eye of many when she delivered a robust speech at one level within the broadcast … the place she stated Miss Universe was now owned by girls, for girls.
Bottom line … Miss Universe continues to be as dramatic as ever, with or with none fake pas.