Miss Puerto Rico Universe, whose pageant-win erupted in controversy, was exonerated by police yesterday. For those of you not following the Aqua Net-shellacked saga, Ingrid Rivera said that someone had doused her makeup and dress with pepper-spray during the pageant, causing her to break out in hives. A few days later, reports surfaced that said no traces of pepper spray were found on Rivera's gowns, and the upwelling of support for Rivera turned into a major backlash. Now, police have decided that Rivera's claims were "sincere" and that the pepper spray perp might have been a pageant volunteer. Ingrid can now attend the Miss Universe pageant next year in Vietnam with her hair held high. [People]
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