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Top 10 Dethroned Beauty Queens
Stripped of their sashes and shed of their scepters, why couldn't these beauties hold on to their crowns?
Published on: Apr 26, 2010 - 12:00pm

In the Philippines, beauty queens are pop culture goddesses. That's why it's breaking news whenever one gets dethroned. SPOT.ph lists Pinay beauties, as well as foreigners, who were stripped of their crowns for one reason or another.

1. MARIA VENUS RAJ

Disputed title: Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2010

Pageant problem: Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) officials cited inconsistencies in her birth certificate. It appeared that she was born in Qatar and not the Philippines, which would make her ineligible for her crown.

Queenly aftermath: Raj is currently fighting to get back her crown. After some deliberation, the BPCI reconsidered her plight and stipulated that she gets to be queen if she produces a Philippine passport before the Miss Universe pageant in August. If not, she will be replaced by Binibining Pilipinas second runner-up, Helen Nicolette Henson since first runner-up Dianne Necio is only 17. If Raj does end up competing in the Miss Universe pageant, she goes down in pageant history as the first dethroned queen to be reinstated.


2. RIS LOW

Disputed title: Miss Singapore World 2009

Pageant problem: From the start, many Singaporeans bashed Low for her atrocious English. Then again, she also turned out to be a criminal. She had failed to inform pageant officials that she was convicted of credit card fraud in May 2009. She was asked to step down since, obviously, a beauty queen with a criminal record was not what the organizers signed up for.

Queenly aftermath: Low's notoriety continues. She claimed to be bipolar and confessed to stealing Pokemon cards when she was young. This didn't faze the folks at Espire, a condom manufacturing company that appointed Low as their ambassador.

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12 Comments
  • pokwang
    panalo ang article na ito sa mga becky..
    Apr 16 2012 @ 02:32pm     Reply  
  • Cher
    Re: Amparo Muñoz

    Have watched a documentary about her in Spanish TV and in there it was insinuated that the reason she resigned as Ms. Universe because some of the organizers wanted to ¨sell¨ her to some rich bidder. In Spain she went on to become an actress and model and became notorious too for being a drug addict.
    Apr 29 2010 @ 06:21am     Reply  
  • Pitoy
    @ igeramos, hindi na po. I have Alzheimer's. Pinatawad ko na rin si Renee.
    Apr 27 2010 @ 08:15am     Reply  
  • igeramos
    @Pitoy. Wow galing naman. Ano siya, walking wiki. By the way Pitoy, tumatanggap ka pa ba ng tahi?
    Apr 27 2010 @ 12:08am     Reply  
  • Pitoy
    Who among our local showbiz celebrities can give you the names of the Bb. Pilipinas winners from the Armi up to Maria Venus.

    Answer: Eric Quizon
    Apr 26 2010 @ 11:52pm     Reply  
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    Apr 26 2010 @ 07:51pm     Reply  
  • igeramos
    Armi Kuusela, the very first Miss Universe 1952 from Helsinki, Finland, chose to give up her Miss Universe crown before her reign ended to marry the Filipino businessman Virgilio Hilario. They were married in Tokyo, and lived in the Philippines. They have five children. The Gilarmi Apartments, one of the early high-rise condos in Ayala Avenue was named after the union of Virgilio and Armi.
    Apr 26 2010 @ 03:26pm     Reply  
  • James Ty III
    Anjanette Abayari did a lot of dance numbers on TV even though she didn't win the Bb. Pilipinas. If she didn't throw her life away because of drugs, she would have still been in showbiz by now. She would have even posed for FHM because of her awesome appeal.
    Apr 26 2010 @ 02:40pm     Reply  
  • SPOT.ph
    Thanks, leigh! :)
    Apr 26 2010 @ 02:37pm     Reply  
  • James Ty III
    I saw Tisha Silang in person and she really is very pretty. Sayang at na-disqualify siya sa Bb. Pilipinas.
    Apr 26 2010 @ 02:36pm     Reply  
  • carlos Celdron
    Miss Wales couldn't take over from Miss Spain in 1974 Miss Universe because I believe she was busted for having a kid. She went on to win Miss World after Miss Universe and had to abdicate when that info became public.
    Apr 26 2010 @ 01:13pm     Reply  
  • leigh
    Ms Miriam Quiambao was crowned Bb Pilinas-World. Ms Lalaine Edson, on the other hand, was the Bb Pilipinas-International. :)
    Apr 26 2010 @ 01:08pm     Reply  
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