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Sep162011

Miss Universe Accused of Faking Documents for Pageant

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BUENOS AIRES) -- New allegations against the winner of the Miss Universe competition claim that Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, falsified documents to enter and win a qualifying contest in England.

The Argentinian newspaper Infobae published a report Thursday alleging that Lopes was unfairly allowed to participate in a Miss Angola competition for Angolan citizens living in the U.K., even though she has never lived outside of Angola.

The report claimed that a man named Charles Mukano helped falsify documents identifying Lopes as a student of business management at a British school, enabling her to enter and win the contest there. Infobae cites reports in Angolan media that allege that Mukano may have even bribed judges in England to ensure Lopes’s win.

Lopes was the first Miss Universe from her country, but came under attack in the following days by Miss France and fans of Miss Philippines as undeserving of the crown.

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