Ex-Miss Universe president Paula Shugart mulls charges against Anne Jakrajutatip

Former Miss Universe President Paula Shugard mulled charges against the current owner of the prestigious beauty organization, Anne Jakrajutatip.

In her statement, Shugard said that she tried to keep her silence and privacy, but the recent statements made against her by Jakrajutatip forced her to protect herself.


“Since announcing my resignation in November of 2023, I have sought to stay out of the spotlight, electing not to comment on any of the changes within the Miss Universe Organization, seeking only to quietly help the brand and its stakeholders, when requested, with my historical knowledge and guidance,” she said.

“However, recent false and outrageous comments made by Miss Universe owner Anne Jakrajutatip impugning my character have compelled me to break my silence,” he added.

According to the former Miss Universe president, Jakrajutatip accused her of accepting bribes to control the results of the pageant.


Shugard argued that the accusations made by the Thai businesswoman were also an accusation against the integrity of former Miss Universe winners.

“Normally, I would choose to ignore such assertions but, by suggesting that I am corrupt and took money “under the table” to secure placements in Miss Universe competitions, Jakrajutatip not only defames me, but she also discredits the women who have won the Miss Universe crown by implying their titles were “bought” and not earned by merit. I cannot abide by such dangerous and reckless assertions, which degrade the Miss Universe brand and its Titleholders,” she stated.

To protect her image, and the former winners of the competition, Shugard said that she would file legal charges against Jakrajutatip in Thailand.

“I am presently considering my legal options in Thailand and what actions I might take. However, given that my complaint will be just one of many legal actions currently facing the owner of JKN, it is imperative for the Miss Universe brand and its legacy that I immediately speak the truth and condemn these words before taking any action in Thai courts and I am reserving all rights to claim for damages,” she said.



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