“After a thorough and extensive investigation, it was found that accusations of rigging of the 2022 Miss USA Pageant were false,” a representative for The Miss Universe Organization, which supervises Miss U.S.A. and Miss Teen U.S.A. pageants, stated in anAug 1 news release. “However, after much discussion and consideration, MUO and Crystle were unable to reach an agreement as to Crystle and Miss Brand’s continuing involvement with Miss USA and the Miss Universe Organization.”
So, what’s altered? The scoring system, for one.
“I came in and I wanted to really highlight the delegates as individuals,” Laylah informed Insider ahead of the competitors, sharing that the interview part will now comprise 50 percent of an entrant’s overall rating, while the swimwear and evening-gown rounds comprise 25 percent each. “We’re not just parading onstage and we’re not just wearing heels. We’re actually out there supporting our platforms and making waves and breaking glass ceilings in the philanthropy world that we want to be in.”