Pretty Ugly: Miss Global 2022 disqualifies Valeria Vasilieva following social media controversy

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The organizing committee of Miss World 2022 has disqualified Miss World Estonia, Valeria Vasilieva, amid backlash from her viral video through which she labeled Bali police “corrupt.”

“[We] need to make clear and tackle a current, viral subject that has been happening on social media prior to now a number of days,” Kishanty Hardaningtyas, the director of Mahakarya Duta Pesona Indonesia, instructed native media shops.

“On behalf of the Miss World workforce and committee, we’re disturbed and genuinely remorse the conduct of Miss World Estonia.”

Vasilieva, in accordance with Kishanty, has been formally disqualified from the occasion, which is able to happen on June 11 in Nusa Dua, Bali. The committee mentioned that they discovered Vasilieva “has damaged the principles” with out elaborating additional on the precise violations that the Estonian magnificence queen had dedicated. 

As beforehand reported, Vasilieva turned the topic of public backlash after importing a video on her TikTok account final week the place she ranted about authorities in Bali. 

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“If you wish to journey to Bali, be prepared,” she mentioned within the now-deleted video. She went on to say that cops would cease vacationers all over the place and examine their paperwork earlier than insinuating extortion.

“Till you’ll pay the entire cash it’s important to this fucking corruption police [sic]. Good luck,” she added.

Vasilieva later took down the video however native entrepreneur and clothier Niluh Djelantik (@niluhdjelantik) seen it and uploaded a replica on her Instagram account.

“With that many pageant crowns you’ve, however nonetheless no manners,” Niluh wrote within the caption. 

“When you’re obeying the principles [such as wearing helmets or have all the documents handy], the authorities wouldn’t implement the legislation […] main a sure public opinion by saying f*ck*1ng [corrupt police], in the event you don’t have proof you’ll cope with the general public deception and defamation legislation. The punishment is jail and deportation.”

What adopted was a witch hunt with authorities reportedly looking for Vasilieva, who arrived on the Island of Gods on April 25. The committee mentioned that she had visited Bali sooner than anticipated for the pageant and had traveled on her personal dime.

Vasilieva herself flew out from the island on Could 17, which was the identical day when immigration was alerted to the social media drama. Native shops reported that she booked herself a flight to Doha the exact same day the controversy started.

Some identified that Vasilieva had a degree by calling out “corrupt” Bali police (just like the case right here). Others, nonetheless, identified that various foreigners had been caught violating site visitors guidelines, resembling failing to put on bike helmets. In the end, with out proof both means, it’s not clear if Vasilieva was certainly an extortion sufferer and had justifiable grounds to criticize police in Bali.

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