Former Miss World Barbados Leilani accuses Miss World 2000 was rigged in favour of Priyanka Chopra

03 Nov 2022 | Priya Bhardwaj

Former Miss World Barbados Leilani, who is now a YouTuber, has made some shocking allegations about Miss World 2000 pageant where she represented Barbados. Through her YouTube video, she accused that the pageant held 22 years ago was rigged in favour of Priyanka Chopra from India who won the crown that year.

Leilani, through her video, spoke about the Miss World 2000 finale where she was addressing the controversy going on about the finale Miss USA 2022. While speaking about it, Leilani said that the rigged accusations on Miss USA pageant reminded her of her experience at Miss World 2000.



In her video, Leilani said, “I literally went through the same thing at Miss World. I was Miss Barbados, and the year I went, Miss India won. Mind you, Miss India had won the previous year (Yukta Mookhey), the sponsor was also ZeeTV, and Indian cable station. Our sashes had ZeeTV on top and then the names of our countries. This is very familiar to me.”

Leilani also accused that Miss World favoured Priyanka and that she was given better outfits, food and pictures. She also said that she was the only one who was allowed to sport a sarong at the pageant.

Apparently she was using some skin tone cream, to even out her skin tone and it was splotchy. I did not say it was a bleaching cream, it was a skin tone cream. It didn’t work, her skin was blotchy so she did not want to remove her sarong. So during the actual judgement, she is actually in a dress,” Leilani quoted.

Priyanka Chopra, who is now a global sensation and a successful entrepreneur, is yet to react to these accusations. She is currently in India, her homeland, to launch her hair product, Anomaly.