Local websites have announced that Miss Dominican Republic Universe, Carlina Duran, was dethroned earlier today after organizers found out that she was allegedly married.
The announcement, according to Diario Social, was made by franchise holder Magali Febles, who organizes the Miss Dominican Republic Universe competition since 2004.
Febles said that Duran will be replaced by the 1st runner-up, Dulcita Lieggi Francisco. We had no choice but to take away her title, she said. Duran, now divorced, competed in the Miss Tourism Queen International 2011 pageant in China.
The coronation of Lieggi as the new Dominican representative in Miss Universe will take place on Wednesday.