Nightmare in a contest
Undoubtedly, Miriam Quimbao,
Miss Philipines 1999 and the first finalist in Miss Universe
1999, led one of the most famous falls in a contest, but thanks
to her temper and attitude, she confronted the situation and
the judges granted her excellent qualifications that took her
to the TOP 10 that year.
Curiously one year before
in Miss World at Seychelles, Miss Ghana Efia Owusuaa Marfo,
rolled spectacularly from the stairs during her presentation,
people world wide watched her fall. In some countries the
contest was deferred and this part was omitted by Julia Morley´s
request and to make this humiliation small on Ghana; months
before in Hawaii Francisca Baafour Awuah pushed Veruska Ramirez
and to newly elected Miss Universe Wendy Fitzwilliam while
trying to congratulate her!!, A year after, Ghana "cleaned"
its name and had its first finalist in the history of Miss
Universe, beautiful Akuba Cudjoe.
This year (2004) Colombia
had a candidate with one of the best catwalks in Miss Universe,
but we can´t say the same about Margarita María Victoria Ocampo Gómez in 1965 ..., she fell down gracefully from the stairs and
nonetheless she was Top 15 in Miami, 34 years later in Panama,
almost the same thing happened to Miss France Emmanuelle
Chossat, this occurred during the dress rehearsal opened to
the audience hours before the final contest during Miss Universe 2003.
Thank you very much to Lestat (Mexico)
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