In a very shocking move, Beauties of Canada – the organization behind Miss Universe Canada – announced that they discovered a typo in the Top 5 entries which made a significant impact on the results of Miss Universe Canada 2013 which was staged last May 25. Here is the official statement from the organization as posted in their official website: http://www.beautiesofcanada.com
MISS UNIVERSE CANADA 2013 FINAL RESULTS
The 2013 Miss Universe Canada pageant took place on Saturday, May 25 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto. During the validation of the computerized scoring results (which occurs the following day), a typo was discovered in the top 5 entries, which significantly impacted the final results of the competition. This is the first instance of this type of error in the 11 years that Beauties of Canada (BOC) has produced the Miss Universe Canada pageant.
This is an unfortunate circumstance where a human error was made, and in such a situation, as difficult as it is, it is only right to correct the error. Therefore, the official results of Miss Universe Canada 2013 are as follows:
Miss Universe Canada 2013 Riza Santos (Calgary, AB)
1st runner-up Siera Bearchell (Moose Jaw, SK)
2nd runner-up Diana Martin (Mississauga, ON)
3rd runner-up Denise Garrido (Bradford, ON)
4th runner-up Michelle McKay (Sarnia, ON)
We would like to offer our sincere apology to Denise Garrido for this human error discovered while validating the results. Miss Garrido’s example and grace represents all we look for at Miss Universe Canada. We have no doubt she will continue to succeed in her endeavours and we wish her well. We truly hope she remains a strong part of the Miss Universe Canada Organization.
Beauties of Canada congratulates Riza Santos as the winner of Miss Universe Canada 2013 competition, and looks forward to working with her as she prepares to represent our country at Miss Universe 2013. BOC would also like to congratulate all the runners-up on their proper placements at the pageant, as well as the other 52 extraordinary young women who competed for the title in Toronto.
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For those who are not familiar, this was the set of winners announced during the finale last May 25:
Miss Universe Canada 2013: Denise Garrido
1st Runner-up: Riza Santos
2nd Runner-up: Siera Bearchell
3rd Runner-up: Michelle McKay
4th Runner-up: Diana Martin
This is certainly a messy situation to be at especially with the “human error” discovered. The accounting firm responsible for the tabulation of scores should issue an official statement. I don’t really know on what to say to Denise because I just can’t imagine the situation where she is at now. I just wish her the best and hope that she will get past this.
Photo Credits: http://www.beautiesofcanada.com
On a lighter note, I would like to congratulate Riza for the win. I am excited to see her on a Miss Universe stage after her unsuccessful stint in Miss Earth and Miss World pageants. Now, Filipinos should be excited to know that there will be two Filipinas in Miss Universe 2013.
I just want to warn some of the fans that they should not take this against Riza because what happened seems to be unfair for her as well. She was deprived of the “magical crowning moment” experience! Now that Beauties of Canada has issued an official statement, let us move forward and start cheering for Riza!
— Kattera —