‘Disrespectful’: MUP official frowns on leaked pics, vids of Miss Universe dress rehearsals

December 13, 2021 - 7:54 AM
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Nadia Ferreira, Miss Universe Paraguay 2021, Yely Rivera, Miss Universe Peru 2021, Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Miss Universe Philippines 2021 and Agata Wdowiak, Miss Universe Poland 2021 on stage in fashion by Portia and Scarlett during the opening of the MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at the Universe Arena in Eilat, Israel on December 10, 2021. (MUO/Benjamin Askinas)

An official of the Miss Universe Philippines organization expressed his disapproval over the leaked photos and videos of candidates during the rehearsals that were found online.

Voltaire Tayag, the director of communications of Miss Universe Philippines, posted an Instagram Story on Monday where he addressed the issue.

“Posting or reposting spoilers from the dress rehearsals isn’t cool. Everyone in the arena was told not to take photos or videos. It’s completely disrespectful to the pageant and to the candidates,” he wrote.

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A screengrab of Voltaire Tayag’s Instagram Story posted on Dec. 13, 2021. (Screengrab by Interaksyon from Instagram/voltairetayag)

Some social media accounts have been posting clips of the alleged evening gown rehearsals which features candidates walking in a single-line formation.

One clip showed Philippine bet, Beatrice Luigi Gomez.

The coronation night of the 70th Miss Universe is being held at the Red Sea Resort in Eilat, Israel.

If Gomez wins, she will be the fifth Filipina to have secured the crown of the most prestiguous beauty pageant.