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Credit: Courtesy: Riza Santos; Denise Garrido
Wrong Winner Stripped of Miss Universe Canada Crown

Wrong Winner Crowned Miss Universe Canada After Pageant Error

Originally posted 05/29/2013 10:50AM


A scoring error dashed the dreams of Denise Garrido, who was crowned the new Miss Universe Canada 2013 on Saturday, only to be told on Sunday that her selection as pageant winner was in error.

Garrido, 26, of Bradford, Ontario, is a pageant veteran, having won the titles of 2008 Miss Earth Canada and 2010 Miss World Canada. But the latest competition was her ultimate goal, offering her a chance to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.

But less than 24 hours after she'd claimed her crown and sash, Garrido was pulled aside by the Miss Universe Canada pageant director, who explained that because scores were wrongly transferred from the judges' paper forms to electronic tabulation, a typo glitch had occurred, according to the Toronto Star.

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