President Nicolás Maduro asserted this Monday (16) that Venezuela was “stolen” from the Miss Universe crown, including to the avalanche of criticism following the victory of American R’Bonney Gabriel.
“They stole Miss Universe from us, Amanda Dudamel gained the favored vote. They’ll’t steal from us, she’s from Beitar, she’s doing social work in Beitar,” Maduro stated throughout a rally in Caracas.
Clothier and social activist Amanda Dudamel, daughter of former Venezuelan nationwide soccer staff coach Rafael Dudamel, was thought of one of many favorites to win the crown. Nevertheless, the Miss Universe title went to R’Bonney Gabriel on Saturday.
Dudamel, 23, got here second on the Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, USA, sparking controversial reactions questioning the judgement.
With out mentioning the criticism of Miss Universe, Dudamel, who was topped Miss Venezuela 2021 in a modest ceremony marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, thanked followers for his or her assist of the pageant, which has already topped seven Venezuelans in its historical past.
“I’m happier, extra glad and extra grateful than ever!!! Thanks Venezuela for being with me on this nice dream! And thanks to everybody from completely different international locations of the world who joined me on this journey of religion”, Dudamel wrote. Instagram.
Texas Consultant R’Bonney Gabriel is 28 years outdated and a sustainable clothier.
Venezuela has not gained Miss Universe since 2013, when Maria Gabriela Isler, one of many present administrators of Miss Venezuela, was topped.
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