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Miss Puerto Rico Wins Crown -- By An Itch

11/26/2007 8:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

And you thought American beauty pageants were crazy, bitchtacular dramapaloozas? Try Puerto Rico.


Yesterday, cops revealed that the gown and makeup of the new Miss Puerto Rico, Ingrid Marie Rivera, had been coated with pepper spray during Friday's final competition, giving her hives and forcing her to ice her swollen skin between rounds. Pageant officials are investigating whether a rival had a hand in the peppering, saying in a press conference that a makeup bag belonging to Rivera had been stolen as well. There was no update on the investigation today. Rivera will represent the island in the upcoming 2008 Miss Universe pageant.

Puerto Rico has a history of odd beauty queen breaks. Back in 2006, the then-Miss Puerto Rico, Zuleyka Rivera (no relation), went on to win Miss Universe, and fainted. Boom! There goes the dynamite.

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FlBiker    

I have some "creme" to apply to her skin.

2419 days ago
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BLINKING !!    

TMZ don't believe everything you read...Ingrid won that contest. Not because it was fair...she was selected to win MONTHS ago. She was boo'ed serveral times during the pageant..
It's not right that they have these pageants having the girls spending thousands of dollars just to find out they already have a winner...
There was no proof that anyone srayed her dress, Not pictures of her so called welts..it was done to take the spot light off the scandle of the pageant

2419 days ago
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BLINKING !!    

Yes i know..i live here..

2419 days ago
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BLINKING !!    

what ever you coward..you cant use your name right..hide behide the computer...you know u secretly love us...

2419 days ago
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windy    

muy caliente.

2419 days ago
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Flapjacj    

# 5, You show your ignorance with the message you post and by the way you spell.

2419 days ago
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BLINKING !!    

Posted at 6:50PM on Nov 26th 2007 by bossman
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SI SOMO MUY CALIENTE !!! PARA QUE LO SEPA

2419 days ago
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SuperStarSteve    

She's very sexy. Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the US, just like Virginia. Ricans are US citizens...it's sad that her competition hags had to resort to dirty tricks to try to win.

2419 days ago
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...    

"jane" :] puerto rico is not the usa.. it is a usa territory though.. coming form a proud puerto rican :]



"dog chapman" :: DON'T HATE ! :P

2419 days ago
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BLINKING !!    

Thats just it..No one did anything to Ingrid Rivera. The owner of the pageant, had selected Ingrid Rivera MONTHS before the pageant. The other girls who had already spent thousands of dollars preparing didnt have a chance of winning since Ingrid was picked to win...People are upset, because this was to be a contest.and it wasn't. Magaly (owner) said they pepper sprayed Ingrids dress to take away the spotlight from the scandle of already having a WINNER b-4 the actual pageant....

2419 days ago
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jengirl    

last time i checked puerto rico was part of america...

2419 days ago
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Marlb Man    

Nachos for EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2419 days ago
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LIDA    

Yeah, people really need to go to Russian for real female beauty, I mean the girl in the video is pretty, but in Russia she would be almost an average, she'd turn couple of heads, but only for so long because every other girl on the street would be way more stunning. It's just amuzing - from faces to bodies, they are all so slender, with flat abs, beautiful skin, eyes , make-up, feminine clothing. And yeah - on the top of that most of them are educated and have gone to unviersities and dont think that that ethereal music score from Kill Bill (where Uma learns the sword) is an authentic Kill Bill melody but are well aware that the score is from 70-ties by a European composer.

2419 days ago
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Chicataina    

That's what she gets for buying the crown. . . They have no credibility anymore. . .

2419 days ago
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Flake    

She's HOT. Now, where are the naked photos?

2419 days ago
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