A crowned Miss Dominican Republic-Universe 2012 was disqualified for being married.
Carlina Duran was crowned later this year to represent the Dominican Republic in 2012 Miss Universe. The organizer discovered that Duran was married in 2009 making her runner up Dulcita Lieggi to officially represent the country in Miss Universe 2012.
Carlina Duran confessed that she hiding the truth of her marriage is just a “fruit of inexperience”. She added that she was never lived with her husband and now on annulment proceedings. “In my daily life, I remained like a single woman, without thinking of myself neither materially nor spiritually married.
The rule for Miss Dominican Republic state that contestants must be single.