Wrong Ms.Universe Canada crowned
June 1 , 2013
According to the Beauties of Canada, an organization which organizes the Ms Canada beauty pageant and selects the country's representative to the Miss Universe pageant, the Miss Universe Canada crown was wrongly awarded to Denise Garrido in the awards ceremony held last Saturday.
The mistake occurred due to a typo by an employee who transferred the handwritten scores into a digital form. An independent auditor charged with double checking the numbers detected the error. Within 24 hours of being crowned, on Sunday, Ms Garrido was informed of the error by pageant director Denis Davila and her sash, crown and trophy were retracted.
Ms Garrido had finished fourth. The winner, Ms Riza Santos will soon collect her crown in Toronto.
In a statement said, “This is the first instance of this type of error in the 11 years that Beauties of Canada (BOC) has produced the Miss Universe Canada pageant.”
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