Providenciales, 22 Jan 2015 – A range of reactions by readers once Magnetic Media revealed that the online voting for Miss Universe Turks and Caicos, Shanice Williams was not actually linked to the official pageant owned by Donald Trump. For weeks, residents have been pushing and voting for the Grand Turk beauty who amassed over 40,000 votes. Major beauty pageants website on its home page offers the disclaimer that it is not associated nor endorsed by the Miss Universe pageant but still showcases the 88 contestants and encourages voting; some say they are exploiting contestants of the Miss Universe Pageant and their fans around the world. These websites promise to name the contestant with the most votes, Miss Photogenic.
Magnetic Media has been bombarded with requests to promote the voting as TCI fans of Shanice Williams believe the voting is linked to the Miss Universe Pageant. Well it is not and even though Miss Universe TCI has been trending exceptionally well, even being named a winner by at least one website there will be no announcement on pageant night, which is this coming Sunday, about her strong show. Others believe residents should continue voting; saying it is good exposure for the Turks and Caicos and gives Shanice a good feeling and more confidence as she steps into the spotlight on live TV. The Miss Universe Pageant will be carried live on NBC this coming Sunday at 8pm.