Fitness models have got their fake-tan-stained panties in bunch because at the recent Mr and Ms Fitness SA pageant, event organiser Bernadette Beyer won a category. Allegations that the competition was ‘rigged’ were also thrown about after another category was won by a model who’s boyfriend was a judge.
She’s the one on the left just so we’re clear.
“In furious letters about “blatant” conflicts of interest, contestants alleged that:
- Event organiser Bernadette Beyer won a category in her own show;
- Beyer’s friend and fellow show committee member, Riaan Heinse, won two categories, despite coming stone last out of 74 contestants at last year’s event in Las Vegas;
- One of the judges, Duncan Lewis-Monto, is involved in a relationship with Lee McQueen, who won the over-45 fitness category; and
- One of the event superstars, magazine cover model Nastassia Jaffa, was placed only third in the bikini section, owing to a personal grudge against her.” [TimesLIVE]
Ya..that does seems rather dodgy hey.