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Date Posted: 17:42:40 10/05/20 Mon
In reply to:
's message, "Fixed Pageants?" on 16:21:11 10/05/20 Mon
MU 2016 - Siera Bearchell (Miss Canada 2016) commented that she knew Iris was going to win MU 2016 based on 3 main factors: 1) Iris was the only delegate who had access to Pia's dressing room prior to the pageant; 2) Minutes before the telecast began, Iris confided in others that she was nervous about the final question. Why? The pageant hadn't even started yet and she didn't know she would make Top 13 let alone Top 3....or did she????; and 3) All quarter and semi-finalists are allotted assistants backstage to help with getting ready, make-up, hair, etc. Iris had more assistants than everyone else. Siera believes this is because MUO wanted her to look perfect since she was the chosen one.
MU 2015 - Pia was a fine winner but let's look at this year's judging structure. Only 4 judges were on the telecast panel (an all time low). Pageant fans were invited to serve as the 5th judge and were allowed to score the Top 15 in SS and the Top 10 in EG. Their fan vote scores counted as part of the overall judging process. A first! The online fan vote registration process didn't work for many but it was clear by the scores many of the fans who were able to vote were Filipino. Pia's fan vote scores were in the 9's. Colombia's fan vote scores were in the 6's. Everyone else was hovering around 1-3! I don't blame Pia's fans since this opportunity was offered to them on a silver platter by MUO but the whole thing was heavily biased. Furthermore, delegates were asked to judge whom they wanted to win MU out of the Top 3 (USA had just recently won in 2012, Colombia won the year before and Philippines hadn't won since 1973). It was clear to me what was happening. Then we got the botched crowning. Had this judging structure been used again, I wouldn't suspect as much. But since it was a one time thing and it was clearly meant to benefit Philippines, I can't help to think it was rigged. Pia did win FQ outright imo though.
MU 2014 - Most fans knew a Latina would this this year and one did.
MU 2011 - Funny how Portugal and both Portuguese colonies (Brazil and Angola) placed in Brazil. Leila is lovely but if we keep things real, she should have been axed after SS. Her gown performance was strong but the roar of the crowd played a huge factor in that. She was wearing a dress made by a popular Brazilian couture designer.
MU 2009 - I will never understand how Stefania managed to make Top 15 after prelims. Her performances and styling were dreadful especially for a MV. When she kept advancing I thought the judges were on crack but didn't think she was strong enough to win, which she ended up doing. A back-to-back ended up being just what MUO needed as a media pick-me-up in an otherwise dull year.
MU 2002 - Oxana Fedorova will forever be stunning imo but also part of one of the most rigged pageants ever. She was invited to compete at MU 2001 but she declined because she wanted to finish her studies. Her replacement ended up finishing in the Top 10 while Fedorova was in attendance. When Oxana arrived at MU 2002, her prelim cupcake gown was tacky and too short and her hair looked disheveled in her official portrait headshot (2 signs she didn't care). She claimed to have had a premonition that she'd win even though she didn't want to. Despite this, she told someone in Moscow to buy the famous Gucci bedsheet wedding dress and send it to her asap. Her answer to the FQ was also just too perfect for it to be spontaneous. My gut feeling tells me she was told at the pageant she was going to win and because of this, she needed a more modern gown for the telecast, which is why she summoned for one despite her premonition. I even think she was tipped off about the FQ. As I said, I think she was stunning that night but I wouldn't say she was leaps and bounds ahead of the pack. That Top 10 was strong and full of beauty. The scores should have been much closer than they were imo.
MU 2001 - We don't even need to discuss this but this pageant was hosted in PR, Ricky Martin performed, Marc Anthony performed, Marc Anthony & Dayanara Torres were judging panel, Denise was last called into the Top 10, Denise had her own SS segment after the commercial...the whole thing was a celebration rather than a competition.
MU 1990 - Mona Grudt transformed into a stunner a few years after her reign but in 1990, she was a frumpy dumpy mess. Her EG was designed by her friend and she looked bored yet she swept all segments with the judges.
MU 1987 - The Chilean Grandma lost the much weaker Miss South America 1987 pageant to Colombian stunner, Patricia Lopez. As a matter of fact, granny didn't even place at said pageant despite there only being a handful of competitors. Fast-forward to MU 1987 and Chile ended up bulldozing through all segments with added help from host Bob Barker in interview. Travesty!
Btw, all the 1st RUs that ended up winning MW wasn't by chance either!
And all MW winners seem to be hand-picked by Julia.
Global Beauties eliminated Miss Earth from their Grandslam rankings after a video was released of a potential bribe negotation with the president. lol
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