Another day, another beauty pageant scandal.
Miss Universe Honduras Sirey Morán was stripped of her crown and title, and she will not be able to participate in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. The announcement came later this week as the organization claims that she had not complied with her contract, according to LatinTimes. After that, things got a little crazy.
Morán didn’t stay quite and quickly fired back at Carlos Rivera, the director of Carimaxx, which is the organization that has the rights to the pageant in Honduras.
Morán sent a statement to El Heraldo about an incident with Rivera that occurred on June 30 at his New York residence. According to the beauty queen, a discussion over her participation in an event turned sour and things escalated quickly. She says that Rivera and another male verbally and physically attacked her to remove her cell phone after they realized she had recorded the conversation. That’s when she ran out into the streets and called the police.
Rivera tells a different story, he spoke to La Prensa and adamantly denied Moráns allegations, “I never hit her. That is my truth.” There is also an audio tape in question, which Rivera said Morán altered. When asked if the Morán was officially out of the pageant he said, “Yes. I am the owner of this show, and if I say she isn’t going, she isn’t going. I no longer want to work with her and Sirey knows that very well.”
According to Rivera, problems between him and the beauty queen stem from her work ethic. “She would go to many events without discussing them with us. She would also participate in photo shoots for magazines without our authorization. She would do whatever she wanted. I would always tell her, ‘You don’t do this, we have to protect your image.’ She didn’t obey the contract’s clause. She thinks she’s in charge of this organization, but that’s not the way it is,” Rivera said.
Rivera could not reveal the name of the pageant contestant that will take Morán’s place because he fears that she will intimate and scare them about him. He hopes to be able to pick the next Miss Universe Honduras within the next two weeks.
He concluded with wishing Morán the best and said that she could attempt to fight this, but she will not win.
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