Controversial Miss Universe 2023: Should Miss Venezuela Amanda Dudamel have won, not R’Bonnie Gabriel?

R’bonney Gabriel This Saturday became a new one Miss Universe 2023number 71 since the pageant was held. Representing the United States, the 28-year-old fashion designer won the crown in a close contest that was not without controversy.

After declaring victory R’bonney GabrielSocial networks have risen up in mass against the judges’ decision and assured that the match has already been bought because they think the winner should be Venezuela. Amanda DudamelFirst runner-up.

A majority of the public felt that it was unfair that the representative of the United States won over the Venezuelan candidate. The decision surprised locals and foreigners alike Amanda Dudamel is a favorite of viewers and participants in social networksAfter R’bonney Gabriel took the crown, the outrage was at its maximum.

The jury’s decision did not please the public. Many proved Disbelievers Miss United States was crowned and signs of dissent abounded.

The controversial Miss USA pageant

Already in national level competitive elections Miss AmericaIn October 2022, some contestants denounced cheating when R’bonney Gabriel was chosen: “Most of the contestants feel very strongly about it. Miss Texas had the advantage We have the receipts to prove it.”

R’bonney Gabriel also won that time, making history by knocking out candidates from Illinois, Nebraska, North Carolina and Ohio. First Filipina-American woman To take home the title.

Thus, the United States has established itself as the country with the most representation from the Miss Universe pageant, adding a total of nine winners. On the other hand, precisely Venezuela, a nation with seven beauty queens, could have increased the number tied to the United States if Amanda Dudamel had won this year.

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Who is R’Bonney Gabriel?

The new Miss Universe is a 28-year-old model born in San Antonio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fashion and costume design from the University of North Texas, which she completed in 2018.

After graduating, R’Bonney created his own clothing line, while also being associated with it Magpies & PeacocksHe works as a sewing teacher there.

Miss Universe 2023: Vandalism, discrimination and many controversies

The Miss Universe pageant is not without controversy. Controversy has already started when a transgender businessman bought an international competition Anne JagrajudadipThe owner of the group JKN Global Group.

Controversy built up in the days leading up to the final gala, with complaints of discrimination, homophobia and attempts to sabotage beauty queens.

Miss Bolivia’s representative, Fernanda Pacivic, lost her chance at the pageant after mocking the other candidates during the live broadcast. instagram. Her comments against the representatives of Argentina (Barbara Cabrera), Paraguay (Lea Ashmore), Brazil (Mia Mamet) and El Salvador (Alejandra Guajardo) were described as racist, discriminatory and homophobic for allegedly appearing transgender to Alessia Rovegno.

Fernanda Pacific tried to excuse herself, saying it was a “Social experiment“, but that didn’t stop the crown of Miss Universe Bolivia from being taken back, and she was replaced by Mara Camila Sanabria Pereira.

In the preliminaries of the pageant, Miss Peru, Alessia Rovegno, paraded in a red dress representing the sunset of the Amazon. However, its director Jessica Newton has warned through Instagram that an attempt is being made Sabotage of the Peruvian Queen. “Did they break or break? Also, their shoes and headgear were missing,” he said. In addition, the mother of the Peruvian representative condemned her daughter for having problems with the wardrobe for the parade in a bathing suit: “Something happened to her in her cape, she could not open it properly. Did they do something to her? “

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The group photo session with the Miss Universe candidates was also not immune to controversy. Miss UkraineUpon seeing the representative RussiaHe was uncomfortable and asked Miss Colombia, Maria Fernanda Aristipal, to change her seat to avoid intimacy with the Russian model.

A picture that went viral on TikTok accompanied the backstage video of the competition on January 11, in which several candidates condemned being neglected by makeup artists. MUBA CosmeticsAn official sponsor of Miss Universe, she wanted to serve Venezuela’s Amanda Dudamel.

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