Miss Universe 2010 2nd Runner-Up Jesinta Campbell of Australia
I can’t help but read with much interest this news story about Jesinta Campbell’s Miss Universe 2010 experience. She did place third overall in a field of 83 contenders. But apparently, she feels that she was sabotaged during the national costume competition when protruding pins were suspiciously placed on her attire that painfully pricked delicate places in her body. It’s a good thing she took everything in stride which is not at all unusual for someone like her who was voted the friendliest (Miss Congeniality 2010) among the contestants this year.
Read on the following article of Marcus Casey (courtesy of HeraldSun.com.au)…..
THEY present as the sweetest girls in the world, preaching peace, love and goodwill.
But it can be real bitchy backstage at the Miss Universe pageant, with Australia’s latest entrant claiming dirty tricks and sabotage.
Miss Universe Australia Jesinta Campbell revealed yesterday one of her 82 competitors – or someone associated with them – booby-trapped an outfit by sticking pins in delicate places at the Las Vegas event three weeks ago.
Not only that, the target was her so-called and widely derided “national dress”, made up of high-heeled ugg-boots, an aboriginal-art styled one piece swim suit and rainbow flamenco dress.
“I put it on just before I was due to go out on parade but I felt these sharp pains when something stuck into my back,” she said.
“I took the top off and found all these pins had been stuck into it.
“I didn’t have any injuries or marks, but I didn’t have much time to take them out and get it back on because I had to be out there.”
Campbell finished third despite the out-there outfit being laughed at by critics.
“The sabotage was a bit harsh, but you have to laugh at these things and not take it too seriously and it did give me a story to tell when I got home,” Campbell said yesterday. who yesterday started a week’s work experience as entertainment reporter for Channel 7’s The Morning Show said she had none.
While she wouldn’t point a finger, she did admit the contestants from Mexico, Central and South American countries plus the Philippines were extremely competitive.
“Winning is so important for those girls because they become queens in their country and are worshipped if they win – and it changes everything forever for them,” she said.
“But there were 82 other girls there and I can’t narrow it down, so it’s a mystery to me.
“But I know who didn’t do it – my best friends were the girls from Ireland, Belgium, Great Britain and Guam and I know they wouldn’t have done that to me.”
While these things are not at all out-of-the-ordinary in the pageant world, it still piques people’s minds because an actual candidate spoke in public about the same. Who could the culprit be?