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Miss Dominican Republic

DETHRONED

Over Secret Marriage

4/26/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Miss Dominican Republic Carlina Duran
The woman who won the title of Miss Dominican Republic 2012 ... has been forced to relinquish her crown after officials discovered the ultimate skeleton in her closet -- A HUSBAND!!!

25-year-old Carlina Duran has been 86'd from her post ... after pageant officials say she violated a rule which requires all contestants to be single.

According to reports, Duran has been married since 2009 ... and never told anyone about her ol' ball and chain ... until AFTER she was outed as a MISSUS.

Now, the crown will be passed to the 1st runner-up -- Dulcita Lieggi.

So, we gotta ask ...

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46.

Jo    

Well that's just soooo stupid. So so stupid.

874 days ago
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dclouse38    

It's called MISS, meaning not married. I would think this started as some of the most beautiful eligible women. No transgenders or whatever they're called shouldn't be allowed either. That would be a Mr.

874 days ago
48.

Stormy    

I have yet to meet anyone of Spanish decent that could tell the truth, let alone understand what honesty is. Must be that culture that they so desperately cling to for an excuse for error of their way's.

874 days ago
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january    

Donald Trump must return his crown, if they accepted a transsexual, because she can not be divorced? but even if your marriage was annulled ... I think it's an injustice they have done to this girl ... if the rules changed in Canada to do well in Dominican Republic ...

874 days ago
50.

january    

Donald Trump must return his crown, if they accepted a transsexual, because she can not be divorced? but even if your marriage was annulled ... I think it's an injustice they have done to this girl ... if the rules changed in Canada to do well in Dominican Republic ...

874 days ago
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january    

Donald Trump must return his crown, if they accepted a transsexual, because she can not be divorced? but even if your marriage was annulled ... I think it's an injustice they have done to this girl ... if the rules changed in Canada to do well in Dominican Republic ...

874 days ago
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january    

Donald Trump must return his crown, if they accepted a transsexual, because she can not be divorced? but even if your marriage was annulled ... I think it's an injustice they have done to this girl ... if the rules changed in Canada to do well in Dominican Republic ...

874 days ago
53.

Mayu    

MISS means single... MRS means married. There are prestigious MRS modeling competitions. May be a stupid rule, but dems the rules.

874 days ago
54.

jorge    


The reason for this post is to ask for the re-institution of the dismissed Miss Dominican Republic, Carlina Duran Baldera. We demand the same rights of equality before the situation of the rules already established. We ask for the participation of our royal representative. We believe that she should remain with the title of Miss Dominican Republic Universe . With all due respect, we hope you take in consideration the decision just because times have changed. I hope you examine her case thoroughly. She is a great example of today's women, she represents modern women. Carlina is the perfect candidate, no one since Amelia Vega has given our country such hope of classifing or winning the crown. The people support and cheer for Carlina, not only in Dominican Republic but world wide as well. We ask for justice, and equality if you reconsidered Jenna Talackova case please consider Carlina's.

Thank You In Advance

874 days ago
55.

Gio    

Is it an actual rule or because Mrs.Lieggi lied in her application?!
Like seriously I know it is not a rule!

874 days ago
56.

rogue     

yes its MISS dominican republic and MISS universe ---so they should be miss, however transgenders also have their own contests too,yet the rules that stated the the person participating should be a natural born female, were changed to acomodate them --- why not accomodate everyone --if you are going to change the rules to accomodate some people then they should change the rules to accomodate everyone

874 days ago
57.

chrissy    

It's called the Miss Dominican Republic not the Mrs. It is not stupid or discriminatory. A married woman could not compete for Miss America either.

874 days ago
58.

wamam    

This is a "Miss" contest. There are "Mrs" contest for married women. It doesn't really matter if it's a stupid rule because you don't have to enter if you don't like it. A rule is a rule.

874 days ago
59.

Leo    

I know her and she is NOT married, She tried to help a boyfriend to stay legal in DR and Got married just for the papers, but it won´t go further and the marriage was cancelled. She is supposed to go to Miss Universe.

874 days ago
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Luz    

Also, the financial burden. If a contestant is married and wins, she will be traveling for one year, which means, she will bring along her husband and kids if she has any and most likely a nanny.
Also, if they are married,or have kids, most likely they will concentrate more in the contest, and the family will suffer. I think it's much better off with the rules the way they are.

874 days ago
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