The election of Miss United States in the 71st edition of Miss Universe brought discontent among Internet users, the Dominican people and celebrities, who understood that the crown should go to the Dominican Republic, represented by Andreina Martínez.
American model R’Bonney Gabriel won the pageant, causing some users to flood social networks with publications and comments such as: “the pageant was robbed,” “the crown was for the Dominican Republic,” “the crown was stolen from us,” or “USA should not have won.”
In the same way, you will appear as Cardi B, Molusco, Santiago Matías “Alofoke,” and Zoila Luna expressed their disagreement with the decision of the beauty contest and have expressed their pride and support for Martínez.
The American rapper of Dominican origin, Cardi B, shared images on her Instagram of the follow-up she gave to the beauty pageant in New Orleans, bet on the Dominican. She did not hide her anger when it was announced that the American contestant won the crown. “I don’t know. There was a failure with that crown. I’m upset. I’m going to bed,” Cardi B commented and immediately concluded her transmission on her Instagram.
Miralba Ruiz said that Andreína did a spectacular job, but she disagreed with the judge’s decision. “Oh wow…disappointing. Not because of Andreína, she did a spectacular job”.
Dominican President Luis Abinader even addressed the issue on his social networks: “For the Dominican Republic, you are the queen of the world for being the genuine representation of women and a voice for their rights. #OrgulloDominicano.”
While Molusco, the Puerto Rican content creator, tweeted: “The Dominican Republic has just been robbed of the crown, period.”
Likewise, Santiago Matías, popularly known as “Alofoke,” performed a live broadcast on his Instagram account where he expressed: “We were shamelessly stripped of the Miss Universe crown. Andreina had confidence, temper, all the responses were extraordinary, the wardrobe, the catwalk, everything”.
He added: “congratulations and respect to the other misses who participated, but ours is the queen. The most beautiful woman on the planet is the one from the Dominican Republic”.
The communicator Zoila Luna thanked the Dominican participant through an emotional post on Instagram in which she said: “Thank you, Andreina. I last saw a competition as masterful as yours a long time ago. Intelligent, sober, safe, clean, serene, elegant, firm, confident. I congratulate you. We felt that this was your year and that, your crown.
In addition, each publication about the contest and Andreina on social networks was full of people supporting her and disdaining the competition’s decision.
Amelia Vega reacts
Former Miss Universe Amelia Vega expressed her pride with the participation of Andreina Martínez as representative of the Dominican Republic in the seventy-first edition of this beauty pageant held last Saturday in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Amelia published a story on her Instagram account following up on the contest. After the judges’ decision placed Andreina as the second semifinalist, the Dominican model expressed her admiration for the young woman.
“I am very proud of our Dominican queen, that she did a tremendous job. They are all winners because getting there, gentlemen is not easy”, Vega highlighted.
She took advantage of the space to congratulate the current Miss Universe, R’Bonney Gabriel, the representative of the United States. At the same time, she highlighted the effort it took for all the participants to reach the end.
Amelia Vega is the only Dominican to win the crown in this contest in 2003, for which she is considered “the eternal queen.”
After her coronation in 2003, some Dominican beauties have managed to be among the five semifinalists, among which Renata Soñé, Marianne Cruz, and Ada Aimée de la Cruz stand out.