“I have been a model for 11 years, and as everyone knows, a photo is considered ‘published’ only if authorized. I’ve never authorized it to be published, so it does not exist”, she explained. Priscila also said that she never posed for such photo and has no idea of who took it, or when.
Previously, Boanerges Gaeta, director of Miss Brazil Universe, had told the press that that picture had been taken for a breast cancer campaign. When questioned about her different version of the story, he stepped back, saying that he got confused.
Gaeta affirmed that Machado will keep the title.
Not a favorite for the crown, Priscila was booed by the entire audience at the HSBC Auditorium when her name was announced as the winner. People also screamed “Peladona! Peladona!”, which means ‘naked woman’. She had to leave the building under heavy security protection.
The new Brazilian beauty queen will be the host contestant for Miss Universe 2011, which will happen in São Paulo, on September 12.