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6 Miss Universe contestants reveal their share of mishaps

Just when you thought these beauty queens got it all together, it turns out they also have their own share of embarrassing moments!

1. Letting out some air

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“I farted in front of my entire university class! I was presenting my final project at Florida International University and dropped my pen. As I bent down to pick it up I farted and the class heard it!” – Monyque Brooks, Miss Universe Cayman Islands 2016


2. The accidental “wedgie”

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“My most embarrassing moment was the day I modeled for the first time on a runway. I had been wearing a typical Panamanian dress for the carnivals and from the beginning I felt something was wrong with the skirt, but the designer said everything is ok [and] the skirt will stay. When I went out to do the catwalk, I took a few steps and—puff!–my skirt fell off! I was lucky I was so fast that I was able to hold it in time so [it] did not fall that much. But this remains one of the [most] embarrassing moments that I will not forget.” – Keity Drennan, Miss Universe Panama 2016

3. Showing off gone wrong

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“When I was in the fifth grade, I had a huge crush on my classmate. One day after school a bunch of friends (including my crush) were hanging out trying to jump over the muddy drain. Being the tomboy that I was, I thought this would be the perfect time to show off, so I jumped and instead of jumping over the drain, I jumped straight into it! Everyone laughed so hard at me and I ran to the bathroom and cried until my mom came to get me. It was well worth the fall because I got the guy!” – Rebecca Rath, Miss Universe Belize 2016

Okay lang iyan ‘te, nakuha mo naman si guy.

4. The tainted smile

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“I’m kind of a foodie and one day I had this amazing plate of beef curry, dhal puri and a cup of dhal. I didn’t check my teeth before smiling at a guy I was smitten with. Big mistake! Turns out I had a piece of thyme on my teeth but he laughed and gently removed it for me.” – Soyini Fraser, Miss Universe Guyana 2016

5. A game of chicken

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“I was casually crossing a street in St. Croix and did not notice, but a mother hen was also walking across with her baby chicks. She must have thought I was a threat because she ran after me flapping her wings. I was shocked. I screamed and ran down the road as quickly as possible until she had stopped chasing me. All of the sudden I look up, and there is a crowd of tourists hooting, howling, and clapping at the scene that had just played out. Needless to say, I curtsied, laughed, and continued on. But my cheeks were so red!” – Carolyn Carter, Miss US Virgin Islands 2016

Kalma lang, gurl! Inahin lang iyan!

6. The awful puke

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“While presenting a TV show on a local network I was asked to swim with Tuna fish. It was an amazing experience, however the sea was very rough and I get seasick very easily. I ended up throwing up (!!!!) in front of all the camera crew and several other people who were watching.” – Martha Fenech, Miss Universe Malta 2016.

I bet they weren’t pleased with that afterwards!

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