Outrage Over Miss Universe Taj Mahal Photo Shoot

Indian authorities lodged a formal complaint over an alleged unauthorized fashion shoot.
1:59 | 10/11/13

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And we can give you miss universe, under fire for the skred ground on taj mahal. The american beauty queen could face charges there. And she's speaking out about what really happened. Abc's reena ninan has the story. Usa. Reporter: International outrage as miss universe is accused of disrespecting one of the seven manmade wonders of the world. Authorities in india, lodging a formal complaint over on alleged unauthorized fashion chute to hock shoes at the taj mahal. These photographs show her posing in high heels in front of the monument. The american-born beauty could face up to two years in prison and a fine, for violating india's heritage act, which bans commercial activities on the grounds. She spoke with a journal, jenna peltier. I said out loud, isn't this inappropriate? A little upsetting. I loved my visit to india. And I would love nothing more than to go back. Reporter: The rhode island native was on a ten-day tour of india. Even posting this image of the taj mahal on the day of the incident. Honestly, five-inch heels on a ten-inch bench, in 90-degree weather. You know, I didn't want to do it. I have to do what I'm told. This is my job. Reporter: Other celebrities, from princess diana to tom cruise and even oprah, posing in front of the famous monument of love. She essentially had only one option, which is to apologize and throw away the tapes and allow the indian government to allow to make an example out of her. To discourage others from doing it again. Reporter: The miss universe organization is apologizing. Stating that the filming that took place outside the taj mahal was never intended to be used as a commercial. Nor was it meant in any way to be disrespectful. For "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york.

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