Below is the full official statement by Miss Earth Organization:
Miss Earth released an official statement regarding the report made by the Russian Press Ms. Lorraine Schuck, Executive Vice President of Carousel Productions, Inc. (Founder and Organizer of MISS EARTH beauty pageant) strongly and categorically denies the contents of the news release by Missosology in You Tube reporting allegations in the Russian press that she agreed, to fix the results of MISS EARTH for a sum of money.
Ms. Schuck does not deny that the interview with said journalists took place in her office last year. But it is very clear that her statements were not only taken out of context but were deliberately and maliciously twisted to make it appear that she had agreed, or even hinted, that the results of MISS EARTH could be fixed for the mentioned amount of US$4 million or any other amount. In fact, as can be heard in the audio of said interview, Ms. Schuck insisted on the integrity of MISS EARTH saying that not only does it choose Judges of proven character and integrity but that the results of the voting are tabulated by the international firm of Ernst & Young. She stands by the record and reputation of MISS EARTH and the integrity of its selection process. All the distinguished individuals who have participated as a Judge of MISS EARTH at one time or another and all the MISS EARTH National Organizers can attest to this.