The state of California has goofed again.Â This time they gave the title of Miss California to the wrong woman.Â The newly crowned Miss California is Raquel Beezley from Barstow.Â Miss Christina Silva was originally given the title before she gave it up under pressure.Â All the confusion was due to a simple accounting error.Â It is just the latest scandal for Donald Trump and his pageant kingdom.
Raquel Beezley, 21, was awarded the title of Miss California after organizers of the Nov. 25 Miss California pageant discovered an apparent accounting error that led to a shake up in the order. Christina Silva, 24, the declared the winner of the annual state beauty pageant, relinquished the title to Beezley, the second runner-up, after feeling pressure to step down.
â€œThey never could explain their accounting error, but told me that if I didnâ€™t give up my crown to Miss Barstow, my personal integrity could be questioned, and my career could potentially suffer,â€? she said.
The error, first reported by the celebrity TV show â€œExtra,â€? is the latest problem to beset Donald Trumpâ€™s Miss Universe Organization that controls the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants.
The pageantâ€™s state director, Keith Lewis, said several judges questioned the results of the competition at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Lewis said the error was discovered the next day after the ballots were opened and recounted. â€œIt was a simple human error,â€? Lewis said Monday.
How can they let this happen?Â I thought the reason they hired the experts from the big accounting firms to tally results is to make sure this happened.Â The title should have remained with the first woman and the pageant officials should have had to shoulder and take blame for the mistake.Â Â Donald Trump and company are about to feel the heat once again
The pageant world has been ridiculed over the past year for a few things:
- Miss South Carolina Laura Caitlin Upton’s gaffe
- Miss New Jersey’s sexual and racy leaked photos
- Miss Universe Cecilia Bolocco busted with panties down
- Miss USA Tara Connor admits using coke
- Miss Nevada Katie Reese loses her clothes and crown