On Monday, current Miss Universe Paulina Vega claimed she is not a hypocrite for refusing to give up her crown after she blasted Donald Trump’s comments on illegal immigration. She also said that Trump has never said anything “racist” or “offensive” in her presence.
“The most comical is using the word: hypocrisy. But I think what I’m doing is the least hypocrite thing I can do by using my voice clearly,” Vega, who is also the reigning Miss Colombia, told Latina.com. “By not renouncing my crown has nothing to do with what I do or what I don’t do. I have a legally binding contract and legal relationship with the organization and it’s not so easy for me, like the artists have done, to renounce and say, ‘No. I’m not working for you anymore.'”
On Instagram last week, Vega wrote that she found “Mr. Trump’s comments unjust and hurtful. As a Colombian and as Miss Universe, I want to show my support and validate the sentiments of the Latin community.”