Should Miss Universe New Zealand lose her crown?
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 7:00p.m.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there's no doubt the judges at this year's Miss Universe New Zealand pageant were spoilt for choice.
But this year's winner is being judged on more than just her looks.
Avianca Bohm entered the competition without New Zealand citizenship. She was born in South Africa, and now the row over who knew she was ineligible to enter - let alone win - is threatening her chances of clinging to the crown.
That's just the start of the strange goings-on we've found within Miss Universe New Zealand.
Watch Anna Burns-Francis’ report.
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6/11/2012 11:19:38 a.m.
On August 12, 2012, Val Lott, organizer of the beauty pageant, announced that she was stepping down. Media reports of her having a minor stroke and the constant media accusations led her to take this decision, stating that she wanted a peaceful life and more time with her husband. Lott had been organizing Miss Universe NZ since 2006.
2/08/2012 10:27:02 p.m.
Agree - she should have kept the crown!!! After all shec an not be kept responsible. The organizer is trying to get herself out of a bad situation saying she (Avianca) new - of course she did not!!! Talia is not elibible to participate either!!
2/08/2012 7:48:48 p.m.
Let the girl keep her crown! why should she pay the price for other peoples mistakes. The organizers of the event need to sort out there pageants better. Now they're just making our country look like a joke. The woman organizing it should stand down and let Avianca compete!
1/08/2012 1:37:37 a.m.
What sort of Mickey mouse outfit/organiser organise a competition where people are allowed to enter, but not to win. Nothing against any of the girls, the organiser is a joke. Cannot believe Trump will allow this woman to organise any competitions again.
31/07/2012 12:45:11 p.m.
Hilarious they have now given it to the second person who's not eligible either!
24/07/2012 1:09:36 p.m.
The North Harbour Times had this on the front cover last week.http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/north-shore-times/7309529/Undercover-beautyWonder what she thinks of it all!
23/07/2012 12:28:16 p.m.
my cousin competed in this years pageant and i have to say it pisses me off, having paid $60 to go and watch what we thought was a fair pageant, just to find out that it was not all above board. i dont think avianca should lose the crown but val lott should be severly reprimanded if not fired
17/07/2012 7:13:40 p.m.
Yes she should lose the crown, She is not a Kiwi and I am sure there are many beautiful intelligent Kiwi Citizen's that could have won not someone expecting NZ immigration to fast track her status.
17/07/2012 8:32:29 a.m.
Miss universe is a whole lot of waste of money time. Whats the point in having it when judges are Fakes and Phony's and wouldnt have a clue what they are doing. The winner should be proud of what she has achieved but should stand down as she is not a NZ citizen but its not her fault
16/07/2012 5:10:27 p.m.
why should she care if she loses the crown now, she still came first and everyone knows... so just flick the crown back and just go along your life knowing you beat all the other girls, and who ever is next in line for the crown will still feel like second place anyway coz she wasnt chosen first...
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