Miss Universe Canada winner mix-up

There was a major mix up at the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant. The wrong contestant was crowned the winner.

Most beauty queens expect their reign to last for a year. But Denise Garrido’s run as Miss Universe Canada lasted just one day.

After stunning the audience during the competition- Garrido thought her childhood dreams had finally come true when she beat out 57 other beauties for the crown.

But less than 24 hours later the pageant’s organizers realized a terrible mistake in the results- they made a typo, which meant the first runner up, Riza Santos had actually won. And Denise Garrido had actually placed fourth.

Pageant organizers stripped Garrido of her title, and apologized in a statement saying: “We would like to offer our sincere apology to Denise Garrido for this human error discovered while validating the results. We have no doubt she will continue to succeed in her endeavors and we wish her well.”

Riza Santos who had come so close – only to place second is now celebrating her new title. Santos won’t have this same moment of glory, but will receive her crown in a private ceremony this weekend.

Meanwhile, Garrido, who’s 26, is too old to compete again, but she says she has been asked to come back next year this time as a judge.

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