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PostSubject: Miss Universe Peppered   Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:41 am



Pepper spray failed to deter Ingrid Marie Rivera, who beat 29 rivals to become the island’s 2008 Miss Universe contestant. Pageant organizers said they hope to catch and expose whoever was responsible for dousing Rivera’s evening gowns with pepper spray and spiking her makeup, causing her to break out in hives.

Police said Monday they have also opened an investigation into the attacks on the beauty queen.

Rivera was composed while appearing before cameras and judges throughout the competition. But once backstage, she had to strip off her clothes and apply ice bags to her face and body, which swelled and broke out in hives twice.

“We thought at first it was an allergic reaction, or maybe nerves,” said pageant spokesman Harold Rosario. “But the second time, we knew it couldn’t have been a coincidence.”

Rivera’s clothing and makeup later tested positive for pepper spray.
Someone also stole Rivera’s bag containing her gowns, makeup and credit cards. And a bomb threat forced pageant officials to postpone the last day of competition on Thursday, said Magali Febles, director of the Miss Puerto Rico Universe pageant. Authorities said they searched with dogs and didn’t find any explosives.

A tearful Rivera recounted her ordeal at a news conference Sunday, acknowledging she had wavered about staying in the contest.

“At one point I said, `Am I a masochist?’” she recalled, her voice breaking. “But I said, `I am with God and this is my goal, regardless of the results.’”
Beauty competitions in the U.S. Caribbean territory — which boasts five Miss Universe titles, second only to the U.S. — are fierce, drawing boisterous audiences and accusations of rigged results.

But the pranks under investigation this year are a first, Rosario said. Rivera, who won Miss World Caribbean in 2005, had been a target of controversy from the start of competition, as rivals complained she was too experienced and should be disqualified.

Local media touted her as the likely winner, stoking jealousy among contestants, Rosario said.

When Rivera won, rivals accused her of buying the crown, Puerto Rico’s El Nuevo Dia newspaper reported.
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PostSubject: Re: Miss Universe Peppered   Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:45 am

This totaly reminds of that Pageant movie with Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley and Kristen Dunst in it where they're all bitchy and try to kill eachother and stuff.
I can't for the life of think of the name of it right now ...
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PostSubject: Re: Miss Universe Peppered   Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:04 pm

Felt bad for that chick when I read it. Her looks are her living, she can make some serious coin if she won the Miss Universe deal. Some shady fools are trying to jack her up big time.

Watch, now every paegant chick is going to keep their makeup and shit under lock and key.

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