Miss World Pageant Mystery: Miss Uzbekistan May Be a Fake

Rakhima Ganieva may not actually be qualified to compete in the competition.
2:03 | 09/19/13

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Thanks. This miss world pageant going on in indonesia. And all of the talk is whether one contestant has faked her way on the stage. Hello. My name is rakima ganieva. Reporter: At first blush, miss uzbekistan seems like the perfect ambassador for her tiny central asian country, in this month's miss world pageant. I'm really fond of music, playing piano. And I like playing tennis. Reporter: This morning, the potential miss world finds herself at the center of an international scandal. Thanks in part to this interview posted on the competition's website. In july, I took part in a beauty contest. And I won the title of miss uzbekistan 2013. Reporter: There's one thing. Uzbekistanny officials say there's never been a miss uzbekistan competition. The culture and sports ministry says it has no knowledge he was competing. A representative of the agency where she once modeled said, i can assure you that a much more beautiful model would have been chosen. And online, most uzbekis consider her a pariah. Pageant watchers say none of this should come as a surprise. It is a selection process where they will not compete against other women. A promoter will choose someone to go and represent that country. Reporter: Abc news was unable to reach ganieva for comment. I really want to win. Reporter: Ganieva may first have to win over her own country before strutting her stuff on the world stage. For "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. The pageant has not disqualified her yesterday. Each country has to have an open competition. Uzbekistan didn't have one. Nominate yourself. I'm her. Also burning up the "gma heat index," jennifer aniston

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