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10 Of The Worst Beauty Pageant Winners Ever

The Miss Universe Organization produces the internationally known Miss Universe, Miss Teen and Miss Teen USA. According to the organizer the winners don't just have to be beautiful but must be intelli

The Miss Universe Organization produces the internationally known Miss Universe, Miss Teen and Miss Teen USA. According to the organizer the winners don't just have to be beautiful but must be intelligent, well-mannered, and cultured. The participants in these pageants are judged on three specific aspects; evening gown wear, swimsuits, and personality interviews. We have all watched and cringed while listening to some of the answers that these women give during their personality interviews and more often than not the competition comes down to looks.

Indeed every competitor is beautiful, after all this is a beauty pageant. But some of the winners are not among the most beautiful of the group and from time to time, do not deserve their title. Over the past two decades there have been questionable winners and contestants, and some have even had their crowns revoked for bad behavior. Take a look at the following entries, these women are among the most disappointing beauty pageant winners.

10 Paulina Vega Dieppa, Miss Universe

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9 Keishla Villafane Rivera, Miss Puerto Rico

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8 Katie Rees, Miss Nevada

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Now this story is just sad, Katie Rees was crowned Miss Nevada back in 2008 and was loved by the crowd. She was even enjoying the new fame and opportunities that come from such a title but that all went south pretty darn fast. Not long after being crowned, Miss Nevada had her sash taken away and the reason is horrible. Nude photos of Rees were leaked, and it wasn't long after that the images went viral, ruining any chance of keeping the story low-key.

7 Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Universe

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6 Lindsey Evans, Miss Teen Louisiana

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Just 11 days shy of finishing her reign as Miss Teen, Evans had to give her crown back and the reason is quite embarrassing. While dining at a restaurant, Evans decided to skip out on the bill without paying. If this isn't already bad enough, she was also carrying marijuana at the time, two very bad examples to set for others when you are named 'Miss Teen'. Needless to say she was stripped of her title and has definitely sent a message for future winners to not carry drugs and skip out on the bill when you are 'Miss Teen'.

5 Riyo Mori, Miss Universe

4 Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe

3 Carrie Prejean, Miss California

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This is a story that most of you will remember, back in 2009, this beauty won the Miss California pageant and was soon dethroned due to 'contract violations'. The sad part is that Prejean had a few marks against her. She made negative statements about same-sex marriage which had most people angry with her already. Then topless photos of her were leaked, but it wasn't until she missed a few scheduled appearances that the pageant had enough. She is no longer considered a winner but rather an example for future contestants.

2 Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe

1 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe

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Gloria Diaz, winner of the 1969 Miss Universe pageant from the Philippines is perhaps the worst winner in terms of how upset people were when she won. It was said that she won based on her final question about welcoming the astronauts back from the moon and it appears to be evident it wasn’t based on her beauty. Now without being too vain we must remember this is a 'beauty pageant' and a large portion of what these girls are judged on is their looks. After all of that fuss, Diaz went on to become an award winning actress.

Sources:  youtube.com, stuff.co.nz, hercampus.com, dailytelegraph.com, dailymail.co.uk, cnn.com

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