|Subject: Exactly... and yes I am a former contestant, and no not this year.. I love pageants and know alot of people in the industry and people talk... I witnessed it myself and even seeing it years later its obvious what BOC does. Just look back to 2004 the year Vanessa won... I would like people to remember what that production was like, look at the judges they were all reputable and weren't personal friends of Denis Davila. The host was Allan Thicke, it had a different vibe. Vanessa won, not Natalie who was being prepped. Denis changed BOC ever since 2004.. he made it easier to get away with, by hand picking judges that are his friends and sending girls off internationally, etc. If you look really closely the dynamic changed drastically since 2004.