New Zealand’s ‘Miss Universe’ winner may lose title over lack of citizenship

June 5, 2012

(yahoo) New Zealand’s Miss Universe winner Avianca Bohm (Facebook)The winner of 2012’s New Zealand’s “Miss Universe” contest may have her title stripped just days after earning the right to represent her adopted country in the international beauty pageant.

The New Zealand Herald reports that 22-year-old Avianca Bohn is not actually a citizen of the country. In fact, Bohn was born in South Africa and immigrated to New Zealand when she was 16.
Bohn is lobbying for her citizenship to be fast-tracked, allowing her to still compete in the competition this December.
In a somewhat ironic twist, Donald Trump, who has generated headlines and criticism by repeatedly questioning the citizenship of President Barack Obama, hosts the Miss Universe pageant.
“Everyone’s got contacts, and it’s one of the first things that we’re going to do and sort out,” she told the paper. “It’s just the paperwork. I mean New Zealand is such a multicultural country. It’s not an issue to me at all, I’m not even worried about that.”

if those be the rules she can be Miss Universe in my bedroom. Obama can’t though