Mary Ann Sarmiento, Miss Peru 1953, has died at the age of 77. She was Peru's first representative in the Miss Universe pageant. In the last few years, she had been living alone in a wooden house in the city of Miraflores, destitute, depressed and suffering from alcoholism. During her prime, she was courted by prominent suitors including the King of Spain. She was once dubbed as "la novia del Perú” ("Peru's sweetheart"). She married Rafael Graña, 17 years her senior and with whom she had three children. The couple divorced only after seven years of marriage. Many said that the divorce was the beginning of Sarmiento's slippery slope.
IMAGE COURTESY: MISS ACADEMY Max Sebrechts, the husband of Crystle Stewart, President of Miss USA organization (and formerly Miss USA 2008), has been accused of sexual improprieties by several Miss USA 2021 contestants, according to a YouTube video “Miss USA Scandal?” by Natly Denise, a “truther and pop-culture enthusiast.” You can watch the entire video here: https://youtu.be/8xM2jXL6MXw On her video, Natly displays a screenshot of an anonymous email sent to the affiliates of IMG/Endeavor including to Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO). The email was cc’d to Crystle and Michael Hannah (franchise director of Miss USA). The author of the email claims that MUO has been sent substantial evidence of Sebrechts’ sexual predatory behavior and Shugart has known about it for a while but didn’t say anything (obviously to cover it up and to protect Crystle). Natly also displays screenshots of direct messages sent to her by former Miss USA contestants (the names hav