In the history of Miss Universe, on more than one occasion, the limelight has been stolen due to the controversial and even the hilarious moments that remained in memory after the delivery itself.
The beauty pageant arrives tonight with a new edition featuring Mexico’s Chihuahuan Andrea Meza. But before we find out who will be the new holder of the crown, let’s recall some of the competition’s best moments:
Steve Harvey’s mistake
Controversy was responsible for Harvey in 2015 when he made a mistake that would go down in history because he said the name of the contest winner that year, but it turns out that it wasn’t her.
The actress also said that Colombian Ariadna Gutierrez was the new Miss Universe and they started her coronation, but the real winner was Filipino Pia Wurtzbach who had to apologize for and put the crown on Pia.
Angela Pons adds her inclusion to the contest
The most important Miss in the World contest received the first transgender model, Miss Spain, Angela Pons, in 2018 who was 27 years old at the time of her participation.
With this, Miss Universe gave an example of inclusivity to the world, and it is this that the Spanish have been identified as one of the best favorites for wearing a crown.
“What an honor and pride to be able to be a part of missuniverse history. This is for you, for those who do not have a vision or a voice, because we all deserve a world of respect, inclusion and freedom. Today I am here, proudly representing my country, all women and human rights.” , Angela wrote on her Instagram account at the time.
Angela was born 27 years ago in Seville, Spain, and originally named Angel Mario Ponce. From an early age, she realized that her sexual identity should be a woman, so at the age of sixteen she began her hormonal therapy and at the age of twenty-four, she underwent a vaginoplasty of her own choice.
Bake Falls from each competition
The scene of Sandra Bullock falling to the ground in a beauty pageant in “Miss Sympathy” did not come out of nowhere because it is an image we have seen in many clips.
An example is Maëva Coucke, Miss France, who fell on the podium in a bathing suit to the floor in 2019 and immediately woke up to the crowd’s applause to continue the ceremony.