The lady who runs the Miss Universe Group is denying allegations the sweetness pageant was rigged as a result of it was an unbiased get together that dealt with the outcomes.
Amy Emmerich, CEO of Miss Universe Group, tells TMZ … “One of many prime 4 accounting companies in the USA dealt with the outcomes and verified the method.”
As we reported … Anne Jakrajutatip, the brand new proprietor of Miss Universe, has been accused of rigging the pageant for Miss USA, who gained the crown over runner-up Miss Venezuela.
One situation many people have, Jakrajutatip’s JKN International Group owns each the Miss Universe and Miss USA competitions … which some say is suspect.
However, Emmerich tells us … “The allegations re: rigging of Miss Universe are false. Individuals saying that it is “suspect” that JKN International Group owns each Miss Universe and Miss USA aren’t conversant in the historical past of the organizations.”
There may be precedent for Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA all being below the identical possession … again in 2015, IMG purchased the three pageants and introduced them below the identical roof.
Emmerich additionally tells us an unbiased third-party regulation agency was employed to look into allegations surrounding the Miss USA pageant from again in October, which was additionally accused of being rigged … and decided the allegations have been unfounded.
R’Bonney Gabriel gained the Miss Universe pageant Saturday, changing into the primary Filipino American to take the crown. Emmerich says R’bonney was a “sturdy and devoted contestant” who’s the “rightful Miss Universe.”
In the meantime, the Miss Universe Group says … “The false rigging allegations are absurd and distract from the unimaginable milestones our group and the delegates skilled this weekend.”