Update Mexican Beauty Queen Stripped of Honors

  Mexican Beauty Queen Detained

Laura Zuniga, 23, was stripped of first-place honors and crown after she “failed to comply with the regulations of the title she represents.  The Bolivia-based company Gloria  said in a statement.  The crown will now be worn by runner up Vivian Noronha Miss Brazil.

Miss Zunniga was detained on December 22 along with seven men who were alleged traffickers.  They were carrying weapons, cash and $53,000 worth of ammunition.  The group told police they were headed to Bolivia and Colombia to go shopping.

Zuniga still holds the title of Miss Sinaloa title from a Mexican state beauty contest in July 2008.

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