The woman in charge of the Miss Universe Organization says the beauty pageant wasn’t fixed because the results were handled by a separate party.
Amy Emmerich, CEO of the Miss Universe Organization, told TMZ, “One of the top four accounting firms in the United States handled the results and verified the process.”
As we reported, the new owner of Miss Universe, Anne Jakrajutatip, has been accused of rigging the pageant so that Miss USA would win over Miss Venezuela, who came in second.
People have a problem with the fact that Jakrajutatip’s JKN Global Group owns both the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, which some say is suspicious.
But, Emmerich tells us “The claims that Miss Universe was fixed are not true. People who say it’s “suspicious” that JKN Global Group owns both Miss Universe and Miss USA don’t know much about the organizations’ pasts.”
Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA have all been owned by the same company before. In 2015, IMG bought the three pageants and put them all under one roof.
Emmerich also tells us that a third-party law firm was hired to look into claims that the Miss USA pageant in October was also fixed, and that the claims were false.