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    'Racist': Christina Silva claims she lost her Beauty Queen crown because she is hispanic


    An Hispanic woman who won the Miss California contest only to have her crown yanked days later is suing for alleged racial bias.


    Christina Silva's lawyers claim the pageant's director said the fact she spoke spanish "may detract from the caliber of the pageant and some of the 'all American girls' may not opt to compete in the following year".
    Miss Silva, 24, who is suing for $500,000 (£254,000), won the contest on November 25.
    But three days later executive director, Keith Lewis told her "there has been a mistake and you are not the winner," according to the lawsuit filed in Superior Court.
    Raquel Beezley, 21, was subsequently crowned.
    Silva is of Ecuadorean and Mexican descent.
    The lawsuit claims Lewis was "uncomfortable with the fact that Miss Silva spoke Spanish with certain vendors".
    Silva alleges that Lewis, the pageant, its producer K2 Productions and the Miss Universe Organization engaged in fraud, negligence, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other charges.
    Lewis said the allegations of racial bias were unfounded.
    "I've had three winners since I've been a director," Lewis said. "Two have been African American, two of four in the history of the state pageant.
    "And the current Miss California USA is 25 percent Filipino," Lewis said, referring to Beezley.
    "I think my record speaks for itself." Miss Universe spokeswoman Lark-Marie Anton declined comment.

    Miss California sues over 'racial bias' after being told to hand back crown | the Daily Mail

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    why is everything about race? JEEZ
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    Wow, she's fug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdebagain View Post
    why is everything about race? JEEZ
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    Yeah because California is all a bunch of us white folks who can't stand the thought of minorities in our state. (Spoken with sarcasm of course)
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    Seems like her case will be a hard sell!
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    I think she's hot. Way hotter than that fake-looking monstrosity that just won the Miss USA crown.

    Not that I give a shit about pageants, but I do think the reason she lost the crown is a crock. Maybe to her it's worth a lawsuit.
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    An Hispanic woman who won the Miss California contest only to have her crown yanked days later is suing for alleged racial bias.

    Things like this annoy me. There are three races, and the last time I checked hispanic is not a race. She's claiming ethnic bias, not racial bias.



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