Jim Roberts, National Ledger, May 29, 2007
The Mexico audience at the Miss Universe competition was not kind to Miss USA Rachel Smith as they actually booed the Tennessee beauty. Hostess Vanessa Minillo finally had to step in and ask the audience to please take a minute and allow her to answer the question. It was a sad display by the audience, but despite the rude crowd, she finished as fourth-runner up to the crown.
Reports claim that the controversy of the Mexicans booing Smith in the run-up to the finals was because of the “U.S. unfriendliness toward illegal immigrants.” That’s an outrage!