Barely a week and the reign of Miss Universe 2011 might end very soon. Argentine newspaper Infobae alleged Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, submitted falsified documents to qualify for the Miss Universe pageant which eventually helped her win the crown.
However, this is not the first shadowy incident to have occurred in the history of the Miss Universe Pageant. The beautiful winners have often been found to get involved in various scandals and then been dethroned or forced to resign from their glory.
If dethroned, Leila Lopes will join the bandwagon of the most beautiful women in the world who once were embraced and then cast off by the Miss Universe organizers.
Check out the photos of beautiful winners involved in different controversies over the years.
The stunning 25-year-old Angolan beauty brought great honor to her country but might have to give up her crown due to allegations of submitting false documents to get entry into the Miss Universe pageant. Reuters
This gorgeous Russian beauty won the title but could not complete her reign as she was dethroned by the organizers. She was the first to be dethroned in the history of Miss Universe. Although the real reason why she was dethroned never surfaced, the popular reason was her failure to perform the numerous duties expected of a Miss Universe winner. Reuters
This Venezuelan beauty got involved in sex scandals. She was shot while having sex with one of her roommates. Alicia posed nude for Playboy, the renowned adult magazine, which shocked the organizers as before her none of the Miss Universe went nude in front of cameras. During her reign, she faced thick criticism for gaining weight and threatened to be ripped off her. This sexy siren, however, managed to keep her title of Miss Universe. Reuters
Reportedly, to pursue a film career, Amparo resigned from her title within the first six months of her reign. She was seen in some b-movies in Spain and made one movie in the Philippines where she was involved in a slapping incident and a scandal involving money. The title of Miss Universe, however, was not offered to the first runner-up and Amparo is still listed as the winner that year. YouTube
Born October 19, 1939 in Peru, Gladys Maier was the first Latin American to win the Miss Universe title. Controversy regarding her age cropped up soon after her win. The organizers, however, let her keep the title in Peru it is customary to round up ages if they are more than six months past their previous birthday. YouTube