|Miss Universe 2011 candidate Catalina Robayo of Colombia|
The main candidate in question was Miss Colombia Catalina Robayo who was alleged of going commando, wearing no panty at her official Miss Universe 2011 appearances.
Quoting a source, Fox News reported that Miss Colombia "had to be spoken to and told she needed to wear underpants as what she was doing was totally inappropriate.”
“People have been pretty upset by it; there have been photos and media appearances where she has completely had her crotch out,” the source added.
Paula Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization, also told Fox News that she was surprised seeing Catalina Robayo's commando photo on a newspaper.
“There were several girls in short dresses which caused concern, but when I saw the (commando) picture on the front page of one of the local papers I was very, very surprised,” Shugart said.
“Our supervisors talked to all of the contestants about dressing appropriately, and one of our PR people spoke to her (Robayo) and apparently she said she was wearing underwear. But regardless, it created quite a stir here for a few days,” she added.
Miss Colombia entered the Top 16 during the pageant night but failed to make it to the Top 10.
The Miss Universe 2011 crown went to Miss Angola Leila Lopes, the 1st Angolan and 4th black woman to win the title. Representatives of Ukraine, Brazil, the Philippines, and China placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.