After being crowned Miss Peru World 2013 last week, Melissa Paredes is submerged in controversy: Local news outlets released some photographs of her posing in a bunny costume, showing the derriere with full energy.

Ernesto “Tito” Paz, organizer of Miss Peru, commented to El Comercio that he has already informed the Miss World Organization about the siuation. “I have sent an email and I am waiting for the answer. Paredes, before winning, should have told me she had taken those photographs” he said.

Paz also added that the decision of Paredes competing in the 2013 event in Bali will depend entirely on the British organizers. “That’s their decision. I don’t think there will be a penalty, but I have to respect the contract I’ve signed. The final decision will be taken by Miss World CEO Julia Morley”.

Meanwhile, Melissa Paredes said that those photographs were personal and were never published anywhere. She stated she never posed for any newspaper or erotic magazine and she is confident she will keep the title.

It is irrelevant that on this day and age, these kind of photographs can cause controversy in the media as hundreds and hundreds of beauty queens who posed nude or semi-nude, kept their titles. The stigma of the “miss” being pure and innocent died in the 1960’s.