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Mexico Apologizes for Booing Miss USA

Letter comes months after incident at Miss Universe pageant

(Newser) - Over 2 months after a Mexico City crowd booed Miss USA during the Miss Universe pageant, a national tourism official today apologized for the “incorrect behavior of a small group.” The blink-and-you-missed-it international incident started during the interview portion of the competition and crested after Rachel Smith fell... More »

Miss USA Serves Her Country

Mexico City crowd's negative reaction meant for Washington, not beauty queen

(Newser) - The boos that rained down on Miss USA during the Miss Universe pageant weren't meant for her—the Mexico City crowd was venting its frustration with the US government, organizers and observers say. Rachel Smith didn't help her case by falling sash-over-teakettle during the evening gown competition, but the spectators... More »

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