Controversial crowned beauties

Behind the big smiles, sparkling tiaras and pageantry spectacles, there is also controversy to heat the things up in life of beauty pageant winners. There are many instances when beauty pageants winners hit  the headlines for the wrong reasons. Lets' have a look:  
  a. Lakshmi Pandit -  Femina Miss India-World 2004 returned her crown soon after allegations and speculations that she might not be single. She returned her crown following allegations that she is married to aspiring model Siddarth Mishra. The pageant was open only to unmarried women. 

b. Neha Kapur: Femina Miss India 2006 was offended by the fact that she would be crowning the girl who placed 2nd and not the winner and walked out of the pageant when it was time to crown the 2007 Femina Miss India.

c. Harshita Saxena: Controversies erupted again in the year 2008 when President of Gladrags, Maureen Wadia served a legal notice to the newly crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India Earth 2008, Harshita Saxena for violation of a two-year exclusive contract with Gladrags. Harsita had to give up the title and the crown has now passed on to Tanvi Vyas.  

d. Celina Jaitley: Miss India 2001 and  Fourth Runner Up in the Miss Universe 2001, Celina Jaitley claimed that she was treated unfairly by media and others in Puerto Rico where the pageant was held. 

e. Nafisa Joseph: 
Miss India 1997, Nafisa Joseph committed suicide in July 2004, hanging herself in her Mumbai flat. She was to marry businessman Gautam Khanduja in a few weeks' time. According to her parents, Joseph took the step because her marriage was called off.

f. Vieveka Babajee - Miss Mauritius World 1993 - Known for her  KamaSutra condom advertisements of the 1990s was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her apartment on 25 June 2010 at her Bandra residence in Mumbai. Police reports says that Viveka committed suicide due to depression and failed relationship.

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