Isabella Garcia-Manzo was crowned Miss Universe El Salvador 2023, beating the front runner Fatima Cuellar whom pageant fans believe is much prettier. Various conspiracy theories swirl around Isabella’s win, including the possibility that her father, a rich businessman, may have bought the crown for her. Our panelists featuring Lenka Vomocil (Mrs. National Universe 2022), Runway and pageant coach Luis Lopez, and Emma and Guru of The Pageant Gurus and I discuss the topic.
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