As more and more time passes, it is starting to appear as though the Miss Universe Pageant is going to have just as much controversy (if not more) around it than Miss USA.
We already know that the American pageant (logo pictured to the left) co-owned by Donald Trump has lost NBC and Univision as networks following some of his comments about Mexican immigration into American. Meanwhile, Mexico has already decided that they will not send a representative to the upcoming Miss Universe event, and the Associated Press is reporting now that both Panama and Costa Rica have each decided to also remove themselves from the event out of solidarity with their fellow Spanish-speaking country. This will be a much bigger blow to Trump than something related just to Miss USA, since the Miss Universe show is routinely one of the most-watched live events of the entire year. It is especially enormous when you think about many countries in Asia and South America.
Is there ever going to be a way for the pageant to turn things around? It’s possible, but it is probably going to be difficult since things have already underwent a downward spiral. We wonder if it would be in the pageant’s best interest at this point for Trump to distance himself, since right now the real losers here are the contestants. He can continue to have the platform that he wants without it impacting the pageant.
We’ll have more news on all this as time passes.
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