For several months now there has been speculation about the future of Lupita Jones as head of the management of Miss Universe Mexicoseveral versions indicated that the former beauty queen was practically out of the institution and that her position would be occupied by Cynthia de la Vega, former Miss Mexico.
Now, through a video that he shared on social networks, Jones confirmed his departure of the organization of which he was a part for just over 30 years.
“In recent months there have been many comments, I have been receiving many messages to clarify the situation. I want to tell you that, first of all, Miss Universe has not confirmed anything to me, although everything indicates that what is being said is true. saying,” he said.
Jones with Melissa Flores, the last representative who took Miss Universe Photo: Armando Pereda / EL UNIVERSAL
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Jones, who a few days ago was present at the last gala of the contest, explained that until then she was recognized as the director of the Mexican franchise, but due to several situations that she had to experience, she could assure that she was not going to be in the position for a long time to come, although she did not talk about the person who would replace her: “I spoke with the licensing director and she told me ‘Lupita, really, believe me, we have nothing signed for Mexico next year, we don’t know what is happening , for us you are still the director. But the things that have been happening, the situations that I have had to face here, point to the fact that yes, there is another director of Miss Universe in Mexico,” she added.
In the same message he revealed that if, until now, he had remained silent, it was so as not to affect Melissa Flores’ participation in the contest; However, she hinted that her departure and the controversy that has been going on did have something to do with the Mexican not making it past the first round of elimination: “It was very difficult for them to let the latest queen brought by Lupita Jones shine. Something What I asked for a lot is that the treatment towards my representative be honest, (but) I think my request did not work,” he concluded.
Just a few hours after Lupita released this statement, the organization presented De la Vega as the new director of Miss Universe Mexico, this through a press conference in which they thanked Jones for her work, although she was not present.
This Monday afternoon and with the businessman Raul Rocha Cantuowner of the franchise in our country, the model thanked her for the opportunity and explained that her work will be focused on leading Mexican representatives to greatness, but respecting the roots of the contest: “It fills me with joy to reach this moment in my life. Everyone knows my story and the effort I have dedicated to get here. With this new organization, we seek excellence, forming a team of quality and solid structure. We are going to return to our roots as ‘Miss Universe Mexico’, promoting girls toward greatness,” he said.
De la Vega’s time in front of the institution could not begin in a better way, since this weekend it was confirmed that the next Miss Universe pageant will be held in Mexico, although the venue has not yet been defined.
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