Scandal at the 2023 edition of Miss Gay Mato Grosso. While Emannuelly Belini, from the city of Várzea Grande, was about to receive her crown as winner of the beauty contest, the competitor's husband, Natally Becker, who finished 2nd, landed on the stage, grabbed the tiara just placed on the head of the new Miss, before breaking it violently on the ground. His astonishing gesture, filmed by the public, caused a stir on Brazilian social networks.
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Immediately, the organizers of the contest supported the winner and claimed to be suing the bad loser. "We vehemently condemn the invasion of the stage and the aggressive destruction of the crown," they said in an Instagram post. In 2021, a similar event took place during the Miss Sri Lanka pageant, sparking similar controversy.