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Sep 7 - Miss Colombia Reprimanded For Going Commando During Miss Universe Appearances
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|The world's most beautiful women are preparing to compete in the Miss Universe pageant but all eyes are on Miss Colombia for allegedly donning short frocks without undergarments at official appearances, FOXNews.com reported Tuesday.
"Colombia had to be spoken to and told she needed to wear underpants as what she was doing was totally inappropriate," a source said about the 22-year-old, Catalina Robayo, and her wardrobe choices at events last week to promote the Donald Trump-owned competition.
"People have been pretty upset by it, there have been photos and media appearances where she has completely had her crotch out," the source added.
Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO), said she was floored when she heard the news from her team.
"There were several girls in short dresses which was a little concerning, but when I saw the [commando] picture on the front page of one of the local papers, [I] was very, very surprised," she said.
"Our supervisors talked to all of the contestants about dressing appropriately, and one of our PR people spoke to her [Robayo] and apparently she said she was wearing underwear. But regardless, it created quite a stir here for a few days," she added.
The competition, to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was struck with another controversy as pageant officials had to return all of the official swimsuit bikini bottoms by Catalina Brasil Swimwear because they were too revealing for network television.
"It looks like we have rectified the issue, and the costumes were beautiful ... being by a Brazilian designer they were definitely a lot smaller than we're used to or most of the contestants are used to," Shugart explained.
"We delayed our shoot so we could add material to the bottom, otherwise we were going to have serious problems on television. [The designers] were a little surprised but … they took them back and they turned out really well."
Scandal aside, the official photographs of the contestants straddle the line between s3xy and sleazy, photographer Fadil Berisha explained. The pictures aim to be "not so prissy and not so clothed."
A racy 2010 photo shoot for the competition came under fire as contestants sported lacy lingerie, fishnets, smudged black eyeliner, knee-high boots, ample cleavage and plenty of bare skin, all while positioned in seductive poses on a large bed.
But Berisha insisted the shoots consider each of the contestants' culture and personal beliefs, saying nobody is forced to step outside their comfort zone.
"Some girls choose to wear one-piece bathing suits, or the girls simply tell me they don't want to show too much, and this year some of the girls cover their stomachs for the shoot," Berisha said.
"Here we are with Miss Universe, the most beautiful woman in the world, so we need a girl who looks like a fashion model. If she's smart, that's great, but at the end of the day people want to see a really pretty face."
The Miss Universe crowning will broadcast live on NBC Sept. 12 at 9:00pm ET from Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo.
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