US Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has called the reigning Miss Universe Paulina Vega of Colombia as hypocrite. In his tweet, Donald said:
“Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, criticized me for telling the truth about illegal immigration, but then said she would keep the crown-Hypocrite”
Paulina Vega earlier issued a statement denouncing the statements of Trump where he called the Mexican immigrants as drug carriers and rapists. The Miss Universe pageant seeks to distance itself from Trump and insisted that it is operating independently from its owner. While Trump was largely criticized for his anti-Latino statement and that 3 Latin American countries has already announced they will be boycott the pageant, Miss Universe is far from being prejudiced against Latinos. Fifty percent of Miss Universe winners since the turn of century are from Latin American countries including Mexico’s Ximena Navarrete who won in 2010.
Paulina Vega has already cancelled some of her schedule appearances in her native Colombia. Bogota meanwhile decided to pull out from its bid to host the next edition of Miss Universe.