Miss Florida Karina Brez saw the Top 5 finalists list before announcement, second Miss USA 2012 contestant saysBy Angel Cuala on Jun 14, 2012 in Lifestyle, United States •
A second Miss USA 2012 contestant is now claiming that Miss Florida Karina Brez saw and revealed the list of Top 5 finalists even before the names of the Top 15 finalists were announced; similar to the earlier claim of Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin.
Miss Florida 2012 Karina Brez
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According to a post by Hollie McKay at FoxNews.com on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, another Miss USA 2012 contestant, who wished to remain anonymous, said that Miss Florida told her some of the names of the finalists before they were announced.
“I saw Florida backstage and she was very, very flustered and upset. I thought it might be because she didn’t make the top 15 cut, but at that point she was able to reveal to me at least four of the five names who went on to be the top girls.” The unidentified Miss USA 2012 contestant was quoted telling to the paper.
“She couldn’t remember the fifth because she was so upset. Several of the girls then started hearing through the grapevine about a list; a lot of people were upset.” The contestant added, with Monnin to be sued by the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) and its co-owner Donald Trump.
Monnin, 27, who announced on her official Facebook page last June 5 that she is resigning, and claimed that the recent Miss USA 2012 is rigged, later said that Miss Florida saw the list of Top 5 finalists. Ms. Brez denied the accusations, noting that what she actually saw did not reflect to the pageant’s big winners.
“Looking back, it’s definitely a rehearsal list, because from the names that I read off that sheet, it wasn’t even the top five. It was nowhere close to what Pennsylvania is saying, so her claims are incorrect.” Brez told E! News in last week’s interview, adding that Miss USA 2012 winner Olivia Culpo was not even on the list.
As of this writing, both Miss Pennsylvania and Miss Florida have not yet released any formal comments on this latest claim, with the former still holding on her earlier claim and vowed to face the charges to be filed against her.
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