Sari Nakazawa, 22, Miss Shiga, was crowned Miss Universe Japan 2016 on March 1st. She will represent Japan in Miss Universe 2016 pageant whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. Her court includes first runner-up was Miss Kumamoto, Sayaka Matsumoto; second runner-up Miss Fukushima, Kaori Arike; third runner-up Miss Kochi, Sayaka Nishimura; and fourth runner-up Miss Shizuoka, Yukari Shiotsuka. Nakazawa was crowned by her predecessor, Ariana Miyamoto, Japan's first biracial queen and a semifinalist in Miss Universe 2015 pageant.
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