Speaking on national TV on September 16th 2011, Pia Pakarinen announced her decision to renounce her tittle of Miss Suomi 2011/Miss Finland 2011, claiming that the Miss Finland organization, headed by Eine Makuselle – has not been supportive of her. Tearful Pia Pakarinen claimed that she had virtually no support to prepare herself for the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Brazil.
Pia Pakarinen announced her decision to renounce her tittle of Miss Suomi 2011. Photo: Moskito/MTV3
“I am sorry to announce that I’m not able to continue this illusion that is going on. People think that it is a wonderful and great, but the reality is it that they do not care,” Pia announced. “The organization says that they are not interested. I asked for help, Eino Makuselle said that he did not know anything about it, he is not interested. He will go to Spain. I has been truly alone, as a young girl, after the coronation,” Pakarinen erupted. “They don’t even work full time, and it’s not possible to do everything by myself. I believe the pageant should change completely, be new, modern, current”.
“Wages and salaries do not come on time,” she added.
“I want to thank all the people who supported me in one way or the other, but I am no longer able to bear this crown. I I’m going to give it up,” Pakarinen said in tears. “Being Miss Universe is something that would have been amazing as a career, but I missed it. Now, I close this episode in my life, then as I close this door, and certainly a lot of new doors will open.” Pakarinen could not yet say plans for the future but, “I have a very relaxed feeling, and now I can breathe freely!”
Pia Pakarinen’s poor preparation for Miss Universe 2011 could be seen in her “pitiful national costume that looks like tie-dyed curtains”. After her decision Eino Makunen announced that the new Miss Suomi 2011 is Sara Sieppi.
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