• Characters The controversial resignation of Osmel Sousa

In the land of passions, the Miss Universe is massively followed.

When you win, it's a party.

When he loses in controversy, a kind of nationalist sting breaks out, as happened with the last contest held in New Orleans last weekend.

A clamor ran through Latin America from the Caribbean to the southern lands when neither the representative of Venezuela nor the Dominican Republic could defeat, against all odds,

the American R'Bonney Gabriel


For almost the entire region the throne should be Latin.

Therefore, one more injustice from the powerful neighbor to the North.

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The 28-year-old Texan, a sustainable fashion designer, ended up with the universal crown on her head despite the fact that, according to unanimous opinion, she was not as pretty as the two Latinas.

Both in Venezuela and in the Dominican Republic, messages crying out for the alleged injustice against her compatriots,

Armanda Dudamel and Andreína Martínez

, multiplied immediately .


The first, a model,

fashion designer and social activist

, is the daughter of former Venezuelan coach Rafael Dudamel, a myth in Creole football.

And the second, a dual Dominican-American national, is a psychologist at the Center for Women's Equality after having been a fellow at the Washington Capitol.

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Very similar thought the two defeated beauties.

"The true queens",

the Dominican published on her networks, a legend accompanied by a photograph of both.

"From the beginning we knew that Latino power was going very strong," Amanda supported this week during an interview in the US.

The indignation came and went through the social networks of the continent.

"In shock", reacted

Osmel Sousa,

the controversial beauty czar in Venezuela and president of Miss Venezuela for 37 years, who knows something about the matter: with him, the country won seven Miss Universe, six Miss World and eight Miss International.

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"There was a failure with that crown, I'm upset. I'm going to bed," replied the American actress and rapper of Dominican origin

Cardi B.

The wave of indignation even reached the Miraflores presidential palace.

"Amanda Dudamel is Miss Universe, because Miss Universe was stolen from us. Amanda Dudamel won on the street. It can't be a robbery like that, but she is from Petare, she does community work there in Petare,"

claimed Nicolás Maduro

For his part,

Dominican President Luis Abinader

was more cautious with his words: "Many congratulations to our Andreína for her excellent performance. For the Dominican Republic, you are the queen of the world for being a genuine representation of women and a voice for their rights."

Abinader and his wife received the miss at the presidential house this Thursday.

So much passion usually leads to controversy and it is not the first time.

Other presidents of the region, such as the Colombian Juan Manuel Santos on his day, also sang the "theft" of the crown that has so much weight in Colombia.

Years before, the Argentine president

Carlos Menem

fell seduced by the beauty of the Chilean

Claudia Bolocco, Miss Universe in 1987

and with whom he married and also separated from her.

"Each edition of a beauty pageant, especially if it is one like Miss Universe, generates controversy due to the final results. The representatives of Venezuela and the Dominican Republic had all the required attributes, but just like the two Latinas, they also the winner deserves it", reflected for LOC Néstor Llabanero, documentary filmmaker, showbiz researcher and a good connoisseur of the innards of the most famous beauty pageants in Latin America.

"I am an honest person," the new Miss Universe defended herself as best she could, who did not hesitate to

show herself without makeup in her networks,

knowing that she is not a classic beauty.

"This miss was a slight departure from the prototype that is expected of

the doll queen

. What many people forget is that organizations like Miss Universe are corporations or companies that need an employee that meets their expectations. The power of R'Bonney Gabriel is more attributable to the discourse of empowerment than to his physical virtues," said the Venezuelan expert.

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