Miss Universe Organization defends Anne Jakrajutatip’s 'integrity'

Miss Universe Organization comes to Anne Jakrajutatip’s defense

/ 05:50 PM February 25, 2024

Miss Universe Organization defends Anne Jakrajutatip

Anne Jakrajutatip. Image: Instagram/@annejkn.official

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) has spoken up in defense of the credibility of its co-owner Anne Jakrajutatip and her efforts to “promote transparency and integrity,” amid the Thai business mogul’s word war with its former president Paula Shugart.

In a press release posted on its website, the MUO spoke up in defense of Jakrajutatip, as it clapped back at supposed “malicious attempts” to tarnish the organization’s name and reputation.


“In light of recent misinformation and attempts to smear the Miss Universe Organization, we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the core values we have diligently defended over the years,” it said. “The Miss Universe Organization has worked tirelessly to promote inclusion, transparency, and integrity, and we will not be swayed by unfounded allegations.”


The organization said it remains committed to “offer equal opportunities and honor the beauty” in every candidate regardless of who they are, crediting Jakrajutatip and her dedication to keeping the MUO alive.

“Our steadfast dedication to inclusion is exemplified by the leadership of our CEO, Anne Jakrajutatip, whose unwavering dedication has fostered a climate of freedom and equality through her actions,” it said.

Former Miss Universe head Paula Shugart eyes legal action vs Anne Jakrajutatip

(From left) Former MUO president Paula Shugart is eyeing to file a legal case against MUO owner Anne Jakrajutatip. Images: Screengrab from YouTube/Miss Universe, Instagram/@annejkn.official

Without naming anyone in particular, the MUO also slammed “certain individuals” who are “spreading false accusations” against what the organization stands for, and “distorting facts” for personal gain.

“These individuals have engaged in the manipulation of digital content and the distortion of facts for personal gain. We wish to assure our supporters, sponsors, and partners that these actions will not derail us from our mission,” MUO’s statement read.

“Our commitment to inclusion and transparency remains steadfast, and we will take all necessary legal action to address these unethical attempts to besmirch our organization,” it added.

Jakrajutatip has yet to personally comment on Shugart’s statement, though she recently appeared to make a show of force when she shared a video of the MUO’s current pool of officers including herself and reigning titleholder Sheynnis Palacios, with emphasis on the “JKN legacy,” a play at the two companies owning the pageant — Jakrajutatip’s JKN Global Group, and the Mexico-based Legacy Holding.


Earlier this month, Shugart declared that she’s mulling taking legal action against Jakrajutatip for making “unfounded allegations” against her, saying the former MUO president accepted “under the table” offers in exchange for a certain titleholder’s win.

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