Kristhielee Caride, Puerto Rico’s Miss Universe, Loses Crown Due To ‘Bad Attitude’
Kristhielee Caride, who was named Puerto Rico’s Miss Universe 2016 in November, was stripped of her crown Thursday, reportedly due to her bad attitude.
Puerto Rico Miss Universe Loses Crown
Caride, according to officials, was flippant during interviews, said she didn’t love cameras and skipped appearances for doctors’ appointments.
“Beauty queens are not exempt from having a bad day,” the pageant winner wrote in a Facebook post announcing her dethronement. “I allowed my feelings to get in the way of my work.”
The pageant organization’s bad attitude claims escalated after Caride’s Sunday interview with a Puerto Rican newspaper.
Caride told the reporter she didn’t want cameras and dismissed some of the reporter’s questions.
Desiree Lowry, national director of Miss Universe Puerto Rico, was present during that interview.
“I wanted the earth to swallow me,” Lowry revealed. “You always have to put your best face forward … it’s a given that we are going to be in front of cameras and that we have to answer all types of questions.”
Caride told officials that she was having a personal problem and promised it wouldn’t happen again — but she never apologized, Lowry said.
The pageant queen said she did not agree with her de-crowning, but that she was turning in her sash with dignity.
It is the first time a Puerto Rico Miss Universe contestant has lost her crown before the big event is held.