Death threats for Venezuelan beauty queen Mileidy  Materano

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Death threats for Venezuelan beauty queen Mileidy  Materano

The storm of controversy surrounding the recent victory of Mileidy  Materano, the Venezuelan national who won the Miss Grand T&T beauty contest, and the opportunity to represent Trinidad and Tobago has now taken an even more sinister turn with Materano receiving death threats.

The latest development in what has been a week of online hate leveled against the beauty queen and reported to the police, a source close to the beauty queen confirmed yesterday.

Materano’s controversial victory at last Sunday’s Miss Grand T&T pageant has caused an uproar, with many people taking to social media to question her eligibility and criticize the judges’ decision. Many persons have even called on the government to intervene, including NCC Chairman Winston Gypsy Peters.

Franchise holder of Mr. and Miss Grand T&T, Stolen Productions Ltd and Materano’s manager, Charisse Parsons, who have also been trolled on social media, has told the media that the 29-year-old businesswoman who operates her own registered company met all criteria required by the international body.

There were many other complaints of irregularities during the run of the competition into the finals when Materano was crowned. Police are said to be investigating the death threats.