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'Miss World' boss plans trip to Fiji to address fiasco that led to handover of national title
The head of the Miss World beauty queen franchise says she plans to travel to Fiji "as soon as possible" to address the problems that turned last month's national pageant into a fiasco.
In an email Friday to The Associated Press, Julia Morley, who co-chairs the organization from its London headquarters, said she wants to work with a team to find solutions for future Fiji pageants.
Last month 16-year-old Torika Watters was crowned Miss World Fiji. But she was later told she was too young to compete in the international competition in China and was asked to hand over her crown to the runner-up, Koini Vakaloloma.
One of the international judges has said the judging was a sham because pageant director Andhy Blake pressured them to declare Watters the winner.