The Oxana Fedorova Scandal
This Russian time-stopper was crowned Miss Universe in 2011, becoming the first-ever Russian woman to do so. A former model, this stunning beauty was the first Miss Universe winner not to serve out her reign, giving up the crown, or being dethroned, depending on who’s telling the story, with a month left before the new winner was to be crowned. Fedorova has officially stated that she gave up the crown to focus on her studies, and also because she was incensed by the way she was treated on “The Howard Stern Show,” after the notorious shock-jock asked her about her love life. Fedorova is not recognized as a Miss Universe in the pageant annuals, and her crown was passed to Miss Panama, Justine Pasek, who had been the first runner up in the original competition.