Welcome! Login | Register
 

RI Fatal Police Incidents - See the Cases—See the incidents of killings by local law…

Carol Anne Costa: People, Packaging and Polymers—I am an unabashed child of the 60’s,…

Guest MINDSETTER™ Matt Fecteau: The Cold War Ended, So Should the Embargo—Once upon a time, the embargo had a…

GoLocalProv to Live Stream CVS Charity Classic Funds Presentation—Watch the live stream of the CVS Classic…

New Year’s Eve Party at Rosecliff Closes Out Newport’s 375th Anniversary Celebration—Newport’s 375th Anniversary Committee will be hosting a…

MUSIC: NRBQ Coming to Town - GoLocal Interviews Terry Adams—If you're ready to “Shake, Rattle and Roll,”…

Brown’s Kuakumensah Named Ivy League Player of the Week—Cedric Kuakumensah named Ivy League Player of the…

PODCAST: Citizens Bank Looking at Superman Building for Corporate Headquarters—GoLocalProv has learned that Citizens Bank is eyeing…

Guest MINDSETTER™ John G. Edwards: Electric Rate Hike Result of Limited Gas Pipeline Capacity—As was recently stated in a commentary piece…

“If You Lived Here Long Ago” at Linden Place Mansion—Linden Place Mansion will host a hands on…

 
 

slides: NEW: RI’s Miss Universe Olivia Culpo In Taj Mahal Controversy

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

 

Olivia Culpo's official Miss Universe portrait. Photo: Miss Universe.

Rhode Island's own Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, has found herself in the hot seat after being photographed modeling designer shoes at India's Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

As part of a 10-day trip to India, Culpo donned shoes and was photographed near the "Diana Seat," a marble bench where Princess Diana was famously photographed in 1992, with the Taj Mahal in the background. While there was no controversy at the time, according to reports, the shoot is now being claimed to have been in violation of India's Supreme Court guidelines prohibiting any commercial activity at the site. The Archeology Survey of India has filed a complaint against Culpo and the organization behind her visit, according to reports.

Culpo was touring the country as part of her charitable work as Miss Universe. She called the Taj Mahal "one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen" in a Tweet from the grounds on October 6th. 

To see more images of Culpo from her earliest days in Rhode Island to her crowning as Miss Universe, see the slides, below.  




 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
 
:)