Puerto Rico beauty queen Kristhielee Caride has lost her bid to reclaim her tiara taken from her for poor behavior.
Kristhielee Caride had violated the terms of her contract as Puerto Rico’s representative for Miss Universe, a judge ruled.
She had refused to attend a designated hair salon, and failed to appear on a TV program because she said the traffic was too bad.
Kristhielee Caride was seeking $3 million in damages from the organizers.
The week-long court case has gripped Puerto Rico. TV stations interrupted regular programming to show proceedings in court and Kristhielee Caride’s testimony.
The ruling by Puerto Rican Supreme Court Judge Eduardo Rebollo dismissed the lawsuit filed by Kristhielee Caride.
The judge said Kristhielee Caride had given terse answers to questions during a newspaper interview and that she did not love cameras.
Desiree Lowry, the national director of Miss Universe Puerto Rico, told the court that Kristhielee Caride had refused to apologize to the newspaper reporter after the interview.
She also said Kristhielee Caride had used her own stylist instead of a hair salon hired for her.
The beauty queen defended her decision and accused salon employees of disrespecting her.
Kristhielee Caride lost the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2016 title in March and was replaced by another candidate.