Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe, In Trouble For Taj Mahal Shoe Incident

By: Amanda Crum - October 10, 2013

Olivia Culpo, the current Miss Universe, is in a heap of trouble this week after she was photographed standing in front of the Taj Mahal showing off a pair of high-heeled shoes.

The Archaeological Survery of India has filed a formal police complaint against Culpo after they say she participated in a fashion shoot at the monument without obtaining permission first.

“Sandals (high heels) of a particular brand were taken out of the bag by someone in the group,” said the ASI. “Culpo donned one of the sandals and held another in her hand, reportedly to advertise them while cameramen accompanying her shot the scene with the Taj in the background.”

Culpo, fashion designer Sanjana Jon, and several others who were in the group are accused of violating India’s Heritage Act; after an investigation, they may be charged.

“We have taken note of the incident and are appraising the superintending archaeologist in writing,” said Munazzar Ali, conservation archaeologist (CA) for the ASI. “Indeed, there are guidelines prohibiting branding and publicity on the Taj premises but facts related to the incident are yet to be verified.”

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  • Really?

    Different societies have different values. I can go to places in Europe or Latin America and go naked on the beach. It is no big deal. Here in the US, I am liable to get a sex offense charge.

    From what I know about India, it is more about getting the permit than anything. Permits are very big over there. Then again, India’s caste system is messed up.

    I like this woman though. She is very pretty. It is a shame so many people bashed her for not being an American even though she was born here. How many Americans missed that important detail I have no clue.

  • http://www.beautyjee.com/2013/10/miss-universe-winner-olivia-culpo-is-in.html Pooja Mehta

    It is very sad inciedent during Taj Mahal photo shoot in Agra, India. There should not be punishment like this.