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Every year, millions of viewers tune in to watch Miss Universe but not just for the crowning moment. Undeniably, they watch the pageant to witness the most dramatic Miss Universe moments ever.
Soon, the world will tune into the Miss Universe 2020 pageant in Florida, USA. This time around, most if not all viewers will be on the lookout for any potential drama.
For that reason, we’ve handpicked some of the most dramatic Miss Universe moments in preparation for the big event on 22BET Sportsbook:
|1953 Miss Universe||Winner gives up crown|
|1996 Miss Universe||Trump bullies winner|
|2007 Miss Universe||Miss USA gets booed|
|2015 Miss Universe||Steve Harvey blunder|
Finland’s Armi Kuusela is responsible for one of the most dramatic Miss Universe moment ever
Since the earlier 1950s, the Miss Universe pageant has been full of drama. What’s more, the first-ever Miss Universe pageant in 1952 is no exception. Finnish model Armi Kuusela made wrote her name in the history books after winning the first Miss Universe pageant in 1952.
While on tour around the world as part of her reign, she fell in love with Filipino businessman Virgilio Hilario. Afterward, the two talked about marrying each other. However, according to the pageant rules, she couldn’t hold the title of Miss Universe and get married at the same time.
So, Armi Kuuesela gave up her Miss Universe crown a year later to mary Virgilio Hilario. Now, viewers will be wondering if the current Miss Universe 2020 top contender on 22BET Sportsbook will also give up her title for love.
Donald Trump body shames Miss Universe 1996
It’s no secret that Donald Trump is a controversial figure. Not only in politics, but in entertainment too. However, he did take things a little bit too far when he bullied the 1996 Miss Universe winner.
After the 1996 pageant, winner Alicia Machado put on weight, much to the dislike of Trump. So, he called her Miss Piggy” and pressured her to lose weight. Not to mention that he made fun of her Venezuelan accent by calling her “Miss Housekeeping.”
Miss USA receives cold welcome at the Miss Universe 2007 competition
Unfortunately, being a beauty contestant is not as easy as it might appear to look. Sure, the models get to wear beautiful garments and travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world. However, stage fright is often inevitable, especially when answering tough questions.
Furthermore, receiving a cold welcome from the audience certainly makes their job as a beauty pageant contestant harder. According to the online sportsbooks news in Philipines, this was the case for Rachel Smith at Miss Universe 2007 in Mexico. There was constant booing from the crowd during Miss USA’s interview.
Additionally, the audience was also chanting Mexico! during the interview. Hopefully, Miss USA 2020 -the second-favorite contestant to win the Miss Universe 2020 crown on 22BET Sportsbook– will not suffer the same fate.
Steve Harvey takes the crown for one of the most dramatic Miss Universe moments ever
Last but not least, the Miss Universe 2015 competition is hands down one of the most dramatic Miss Universe moments ever. Even more, the online sportsbooks in the Philippines like 22BET Sportsbook agree! Overall, it was a pretty bad day for Miss Colombia after she was dethroned on live television.
This came after Steve Harvey read the card wrong. Instead, he should have announced Miss Philippines as the winner. However, the madness doesn’t stop there. After the big mistake, Steve Harvey went on Twitter to apologize to Miss Columbia but somehow managed to spell Colombia wrong in the Tweet.
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