|Subject: Don't come on this board and try to pass things off as facts, when you don't have the faintest idea of what you are talking about. Samantha went to Mexico for work with another former contestant. BOC did not pay for them to come, the client did. Coincidentally it happened to be around the time of Miss Universe 07. thats it. Secondly, Miguel no longer works for Beauties of Canada. He is still a supporter of some girls but has absolutely no say in who wins. If there was really favoritsm and it was so "blatant" as you say, why weren't people on this board last week saying "Samantha is being favoured and will probably win" ? I think If ANY girl had won, all you jealous ex-contestants would have been screaming "ITS FIXED!!!!" Get over it hunny, there is a reason you didn't win...and probably didn't place either.