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WATCH: Interview with Mariem Velazco and Alejandra Andreu

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:09 am
by HARAYA
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WATCH: The last European to win the Miss International crown, Alejandra Andreu of Spain and the last Venezuelan to win a major international crown, Mariem Velazco, shared the highlights of their reign as Miss International. Learn how the title has changed their lives for the better! Also, you will hear the secrets about the way Miss International is being chosen and some juicy tidbits behind the crown! Missosology's Ameer Gamama and Miss International Marketing Manager Stephen Diaz join the lively conversation!






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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:11 am
by HARAYA
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WATCH: Missosology discusses the issues and allegations presented by the controversial Channel News Asia documentary entitled "Cost of the Crown", which featured the hidden/dark side of Philippine pageantry.

Pageant correspondents and analysts Drew Francisco and Ameer S. Gamama are joined by Stephen Diaz, a former Missosology correspondent who is now the head of the Marketing department of the Miss International Beauty Pageant.






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Re: WATCH: Interview with Mariem Velazco and Alejandra Andre

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:17 pm
by Nand
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Re: WATCH: Interview with Mariem Velazco and Alejandra Andre

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:18 pm
by Nand
Sexual harassment allegations
On November 7-8, 2018, Jaime Vandenberg of Canada, Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown of England, and Emma Sheedy of Guam accused one of the Filipino food sponsors of sexual harassment during a dinner at the Manila Yacht Club, claiming that he asked them for sexual favors in exchange for the crown or an advancement in the pageant.[56][57] Sheedy had identified the sponsor as Amado S. Cruz, who is president of a car rental company and CEO of a construction company.[58] The Manila Yacht Club officials clarified that Cruz is not a member and could have just been sponsored by another member.[59] The pageant officials indicated that Cruz was not one of the major sponsors of the pageant and just sponsored for an evening meal.[60]

Vandenberg withdrew from competition after Cruz obtained her mobile number without her consent and kept calling her for her hotel and room number. The pageant officials stated that they did not know how Cruz obtained her number, and they only have the delegates' international contact numbers and the pageant's mode of communication was through messenger and group chat only.[60]

Vandenberg also claimed the organizers confiscated her passport on the first day of competition. The pageant organizers denied Vandenberg's claim, stating that delegates are free to keep their passports by signing a waiver and they only keep the passports for safekeeping since there had been many occasions of misplacing or losing their passports and to facilitate check-in for their domestic flights and hotel accommodations.

Vandenberg also said that seven candidates left the dinner and accompanied by the team managers to sit on the bus after feeling uncomfortable with the sponsor.[62] All three candidates voiced their complaints to organizer Lorraine Schuck, but despite Schuck's assurance that Cruz would not be allowed near the candidates, he still appeared in the pageant.[59][63][64] Schuck then stated that she does not have any authority in public places, such as the hotels where the delegates stayed and the Mall of Asia Arena where the grand final of the pageant took place since the pageant was a public event.[58] Furthermore, Schuck said that all the delegates had police escorts for their safety.[62] Schuck subsequently announced that Cruz is 'forever banned' from Miss Earth.[65]

On November 9, 2018, Cruz denied the accusations of the three candidates. In addition, Monica Aguilar of Cuba claimed there were no instances of sexual harassment during the competition.[66] Instead, she stated that the sponsor asked only if they wished to extend their visas to proceed to Boracay after the pageant, and she further stated that "no one was promised to get us further in the competition through 'sexual favors."[67]

On November 10, 2018, Schuck's company Carousel Productions Inc. urged other candidates to come forward if they experienced any incidents of sexual harassment during the pageant.[58] The organizer also expressed support to the delegates in case they decide to take any further action to the alleged perpetrator. [61][61][59]

Re: WATCH: Interview with Mariem Velazco and Alejandra Andre

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:51 am
by HARAYA

Re: WATCH: Interview with Mariem Velazco and Alejandra Andre

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:28 pm
by Elle
Alejandra is actually one of my favourite queens. I wish she was utilised more and she still looks stunning today.