Miss Columbia has been reprimanded by the organizers because of this scandal, this is the first such controversy for Miss Universe to have a contestant not wearing underwear.
According to Paula Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization, “Colombia had to be spoken to and told she needed to wear underpants as what she was doing was totally inappropriate… People have been pretty upset by it; there have been photos and media appearances where she has completely had her crotch out.”
“There were several girls in short dresses which caused concern, but when I saw the (commando) picture on the front page of one of the local papers I was very, very surprised,” Shugart said.
“Our supervisors talked to all of the contestants about dressing appropriately, and one of our PR people spoke to her (Robayo) and apparently she said she was wearing underwear. But regardless, it created quite a stir here for a few days,” she added.