Sal Garcia, representing the municipality of Maimón, was crowned Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2016 on April 24 in Santo Domingo's Hotel Jaragua. The 23-year-old model will now represent her country in Miss Universe 2016 pageant whose date and venue have yet to be confirmed. The first runner-up is Miss Santo Domingo Oeste, Joely Bernat; the second runner-up is Miss La Vega, Marlenis Peralta who will compete in Reina Hispanoamericana 2016; and the third runner-up is Miss San Pedro de Macorís, Bárbara Santana who will compete in Miss United Continents 2016.
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