Hot-headed Hubby Smashes Pageant Winner’s Crown After Wife Secures Second Place
We understand that securing second place in a competition sometimes doesn't feel okay. You are just one step away from being declared the best. There are natural feelings of denial, sadness and anger but eventually, you feel glad that you at least were the second best and accept your fate. Not this man. He decided to take a toddler's route. As the winner of a beauty pageant was having her moment of being crowned, an enraged husband was seen storming the stage of an "LGBTQIAP+ beauty pageant" in Brazil, hijacking the winner's crown and furiously slamming and violently smashing it to the ground after his wife was awarded second-place honors, according to a local news outlet Globo.
The New York Post reports appalled audience members at the Miss Gay Mato Grosso 2023 pageant screamed as the partner of first-runner-up contestant, Nathally Becker who represented the city of Cuiabá aggressively interrupted the crowning ceremony of winner Emannuelly Belini, who represented the municipality of Várzea Grande. Becker's hot-headed hubby yanked the sparkling tiara away and hurled it to the stage floor just as it was about to be placed on Belini's head, according to astonishing footage of the fracas now going viral via Jam Press. The man then tried to drag Becker offstage but pageant security intervened and escorted him backstage. He created quite a scene.
While some may suspect the contest was rigged, pageant coordinator Malone Haenisch who organized the Miss Gay Mato Grosso issued a statement about the outburst, insisting that the pageant's judges were just and fair in crowning Belini as queen and shaming Becker's husband's violent behavior. "He did not consider the result to be fair and caused all this inconvenience and damage," Haenisch said. "We vehemently condemn the incident that occurred at the time of the crowning of the elected Miss," the event planner continued, "when the partner of Miss Cuiabá, who was classified in second place, invaded the stage and aggressively destroyed the crown." Haenisch added, "We confirm the pageant jury’s choice and we sympathize with the elected Miss as well as [Becker] as she is not responsible for the crazy attitudes of third parties."
The pageant's "legal team has been informed" of the criminal incident, and "necessary legal measures" will be taken as a result of the disruptive stunt, according to the statement. Haenisch then congratulated Belini on winning the well-deserved title. "The Miss Mato Grosso Gay pageant team congratulates Miss Várzea Grande, Emannuelly Belini, elected Miss Gay Mato Grosso 2023 on the night of 27 May," said the organizer. "We reiterate our best wishes and wish you a glamorous reign and that your activities may reflect the voice and desires of the LGBTQIAP+ community."
Chaos at a beauty pageant isn't shocking. This beauty pageant chaos was reminiscent of former ‘Mrs Sri Lanka’ Caroline Jurie yanking the crown off her successor, Pushpika de Silva, in on-stage fracasas, per The Guardian well as the controversy that erupted after cynics claimed that the 2022 Miss USA pageant was wrongfully "rigged" in favor of Miss Texas, per NY Post.