After getting a title Miss Colombia On Sunday night, Valentina Espinosa on Monday, November 15, was on the Cartagena beach, in the traditional photo with Balenquera, at 9 am
Then, the 23-year-old social speaker, who was born in Cartagena on January 17, 1998, participated in a press conference in which she spoke about the importance of women not using social networks to destroy their peers or anyone else.
But this new Miss Colombia will not go to Miss Universe, But the Miss Supranational, which has been held in Poland since 2009, has a similar event to Miss Universe and Miss World for its rules and activities.
Until 2019, the winner of Cartagena went to the Miss Universe. That year Gabriella Tavor participated, and was elected in November 2018.
But since last year the Queen chose in Cartagena She did not attend this world competition, the most famous, which Colombia won twice, with Luz Marina Zuluaga and Paulina Vega, in 1958 and 2014 respectively, which had six Vice Kings, a large number of princesses and a semi-finalist.
In 2020, the role of Miss Universe should be Maria Fernanda Aristizabal (elected in Cartagena in November 2019), the queen who gave the crown and who held the title for two years, because last year, due to illness Raimundo Angulo, the president of the national beauty contest, who suffered from COVID-19 disease, the ruling was not carried out.
But after finalizing RCN’s 2016-2019 franchise agreement with Miss Universe, Natalie Ackermann, who was the queen of the Atlantic in 2000 and who also represented Germany (where his father was, originally) got that right in the Miss Universe.
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And through your organization, Miss Universe ColombiaSince last year, the Queen has been chosen to go to this event.
The controversy has continued since last year. Several departmental beauty committees supported the Cartagena event, so much so that 2021 candidates arrived, who knew that they would go not to Miss Universe, but to Miss Supranational, known among fans of the reigns but who are not. on the public’s radar.
And for several decades, the chosen queen of Cartagena went on to be Miss Universe, save for a brief hiatus in the 1980s when the franchise did not have a group close to the pageant.
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After the acquisition of the franchise by Jolie de Vogue and the permanent sponsorship of this company by National Beauty Contest For the Miss Universe organization, it was guaranteed that the Queen chosen by the Raimundo Angulo competition would be the nominee for this event.
However, in 2012, Jolie de Vogue was acquired by L’Oreal Paris and after the end of the franchise, in 2016, it was acquired by RCN, which broadcasts the competition every year on its screen.
After Ackermann obtained the concession and due to the epidemiological emergency, the businesswoman wanted to negotiate with Cartagena to attend Maria Fernanda Aristizabal, but no agreement was reached with the national beauty contest.
Next, Ackermann held a call he called “Inclusion and Second Chances,” and at his first event was selected, much to the chagrin of those who expected a different competition, Angolo-era Viceroy Laura Olasuaga, who was in Miss Arrival Universo only to the group of semi-finalists.
This year, Miss Universe Colombia chose Valeria Ayus, who represented Cartagena and participated in beauty contests such as Miss Earth – Water, where she received the crown. Eos will go to Israel in December, where she will be Miss Universe.
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However, the national beauty pageant argues that it has the right to send its queen to Miss Universe, which is protected by Law 31 of 1985, which literally states, “The international representation of the most beautiful woman in Colombia will be established during the reign of or the pageant taking place in Cartagena de Indias.” On the date referred to in this article.
But he didn’t talk about anywhere Miss UniverseIt is a private international company headquartered in the United States.
Despite this, at a recent press conference in Cartagena, Raimundo Angulo stated: “The national beauty contest never got this privilege, but everyone who got it respected the law and came to an agreement.”
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For lawyer Rafael Pacheco, present at the same press conference, “No one can represent the country as he pleases, this is not a measure, and less impact on national heritage like CNB (…) This is not just a usurpation of a brand because yes, they are They usurp the name of Colombia and use the country for improper things in an irregular way,” he said.
Because the pageant has sued Ackermann for industrial property rights abuse. “It is inexcusable that a group of people, who also participated in the beauty contest here in Cartagena, are taking advantage of the same contest mechanics and have created a parallel system to give a credible presentation of how they take the brand,” the lawyer said. Manuel Brettlet.
It is unforgivable that a group of people who also participated in the beauty contest here in Cartagena, took advantage of the same contest mechanics and set up a parallel system
Natalie Ackerman represents the law firm of Abelardo de la Esperilla, which stated in a statement that the Miss Universe organization, after an agreement between the parties, granted Natalie Ackerman the franchise and the right to choose the representative of Colombia in this contest. .
He adds that it is not true that there is “usurpation of industrial property rights. Miss Universe Colombia is the owner and/or licensee of every industrial property right revolving around her business and beauty pageant”.
As the statement from De La Espriella’s office said, “There is no impact on the national heritage or historical institutions. The National Beauty Contest is a private initiative that has lost its influence in the selection of the Colombian representative for this important international meeting of beauty, due to the autonomy of its own will.”
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