Palmira Ruiz, Miss Global 2019, denied the allegations against her (Video: Palmira Ruiz)
Palmira Ruiz Vigueras, Miss Global 2020 , was involved in a controversy where she was accused of being racist and homophobic . Now, she spoke with Infobae Mexico to tell her side of the story and deny the audios that went viral on social networks
It all started with the accusations of Diana, a makeup artist who worked with the beauty contestant in the Miss Global pageant last year. She alleged that the dancer owed her 15,000 pesos for her work. However, Ruiz Vigueras denied Infobae Mexico that there is a lack of payment.
“The issue of debt was totally false in the sense that she was only a collaborator in the international contest a year ago . My representatives informed me that she was paid in a timely manner, she collaborated with us, she was a little before the contest, which was about a month. The contract said that it was an advance and when the event was finalized, the representative paid him everything, ”said the also model.
According to Palmira, at first there was no problem, so she kept in contact with Diana. And, in that contact, the makeup artist asked her for money, arguing that she was still owed money.
“She told me 'hey, support me because there are still debts.' I told her that my representatives informed me that there is no debt , but with this pandemic issue I still supported her with some deposits that amounted to 10,000 pesos […] For two or three months I was helping her personally because she even commented on me with photographs that he had nothing in the fridge or had problems. And sometimes I felt bad for her and wanted to support her, but it became a constant ”, recalled Palmira.
After a while, contact between the two was lost, until a few days ago, in which the also television presenter described that the Make-up artist wanted to extort her, because he told her that if she did not issue a payment, she would speak to the media.
“He did not speak to me again until early February and said: 'Hey, they owe overtime, some other flight issues'. I discussed it with my representatives and they told me: ' There is no debt with her anymore. But if you are owed something, then you can issue a receipt of any extra expense you have had and you can gladly talk . ' But she never had anything. Then he sent me a message and said: 'If you don't manage this payment, I'm going to defame you, and say that you treated me badly . ' I realized her intention of wanting to extort money for financial gain, "added Palmira.
According to the Oaxacan, Diana kept her word and described the alleged mistreatment she suffered to the Chisme No Like! Program. For this same reason, Palmira required legal help, she demonstrated to her lawyers that the corresponding payments were issued, for which a lawsuit was now proceeded.
“After a year it agreed that they opened a page of Only Fans and a Fake Instagram and added to it, the audios as if to want to point out that he was a bad person. Also the theme that I had a crown made. They are not my audios, it is a matter of extortion and absolutely nothing is owed to him , "he declared forcefully.
But these statements brought consequences for Palmira, who was attacked on social media, for the alleged statements against the LGBTQ community and people of color.
“I received a lot of attacks on my personal social networks. Even with fear of going out, because it was a subject of many attacks and threats and my family as well. I feel very affected, I have been on television for 10 years and have been in different media. They knew that I was dedicated to this television issue and I felt bad because they attacked me so much and I could not fight something. But I wanted to leave for the legal issue , because today it is me, but tomorrow it can be anyone and they can fall into blackmail, so you always have to do it for the legal issue, "said Palmira.
For their part, some of Palmira's friends who belong to the LGBTQ community, thought the issue was absolutely ridiculous, so they did not believe at any time what the makeup artist alleged.
“They laughed and told me how that was possible, yes to me. They know and most of the staff because absolutely nothing ever happened to them. So my friends who know me laughed that this was not true, "he added.
For now, Palmira does not pay attention to social networks but is " taking action on the matter " and is focusing on ending this issue with evidence in hand.