What was seemed to be a plea to get more help to prepare herself for Miss Universe contest ended with being stripped of the crown. In an unexpected turn of events, recently crowned Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago 2017 was disqualified to represent T & T at Miss Universe 2017 contest in the US by the organizer and franchise holder of Miss Universe T & T, Jenny Douglas.
Jenny Douglas, issued a statement advising that Clarke has been disqualified over a violation of contract.
“The Miss Universe T&T committee has voted unanimously to disqualify Miss Yvonne Clarke from representing Trinidad and Tobago in this year’s Miss Universe 2017 Pageant competition,” the statement said.
“We are saddened by this turn of events however we have to maintain our strict contractual agreements. We will, however, make sure another suitable representative will go and who will abide by the Miss Universe T&T rules and regulations under their contractual agreement,” the statement said.
After news broke out that Clarke was left on her to prepare for the Miss Universe pageant and she needed funds to get a ticket and visa for the international contest. She was reportedly introduced to soca artist Fay-Ann Lyons who helped her.
Lyons and Clarke also held a press conference to shed further light on the situation.
Meanwhile Jenny Douglas during a telephonic interview with Kejan Haynes from TV6 mentioned that first runner up Martrecia Alleyne will be Tinidad and Tobago’s delegate for Miss Universe 2017 contest.