The Miss Universe Pageant 2010 is long over, but it seems the controversies have not died down even a bit.
After the “major major” flak drawn by Miss Philippines Venus Raj’s answer to the question and answer portion, here now comes accusations from Miss Australia cum Miss Congeniality of fellow contestants using under-handed tactics and sabotage.
Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell, speaking in an interview at Australia’s Nova 91.9 radio station, said, “When I went to put it on (referring to her national costume) I found about six pins all pinned in the back of it, so when I put it on I scratched all the back of my back. I was like ‘Ooh! What’s that?”
When asked who she thinks is behind it, Campbell singles out those from Mexico, the Phillipines, and Central and South America. She told the Herald Sun, “Winning is so important for those girls because they become queens in their country and are worshipped if they win — and it changes everything forever for them. She did add, although belatedly, that “…there were 82 other girls there and I can’t narrow it down, so it’s a mystery to me.”
Ironically, it seems Campbell is the one being “worshipped” in her country despite not winning the Miss Universe crown. She is now a boldfaced name in Australia’s entertainment-news circles after beginning a stint as an entertainment reporter for a local TV station. She is also now unarguably more famous than she had ever been despite landing only third place.