I knew it.
I knew from when the five finalists for Miss Universe 2005 were Misses Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela, and Canada, that Miss Canada would win.
Why? A) Because there is no way that the selection panel would pick 4 Latin American women and then give one of them the award. The whole gesture of picking the four women paved the way to pick a non-Latin American woman as Miss Universe.
The second reason?
The New York Times ran an article (via Reuters) that talked about how often Latin American women win the award (more often than women from any other region of the world) and even noted that Misses Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic were favorites.
Miss Puerto Rico was second-place. I’m protesting.
I still think Puerto Rico produces the most beautiful women in the world.