from daijiworld's special correspondent
Panaji, Nov 4: After a delightful tour in Goa, Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera had to undergo four hours of anxiety at Goa airport following a major confusion between airlines company and her hosts.
At the end of the day, Miss Universe had to return to the same hotel at Baga where she had checked in over the last two days and performed in a glittering fashion show last night.
“She was to leave for Bangalore by afternoon’s Air Deccan flight. Her departure was delayed when confusion arose over the number of baggages carried by Miss Universe and her troupe of around 30 people,” airport sources confirmed.
Rivera was leaving Goa after her three-day AIDS awareness tour which included a fashion show at Baga beach displaying summer collection of New York-based fashion designer Sanjana Jon. The fashion show was hosted by F-TV at La Calypso hotel, which was an attempt to garner support in favour of AIDS awareness programme.
Miss Universe and her troupe, comprising 13 international models, were scheduled to leave this afternoon but had to encounter difficulty at the airport when confusion began over the baggage issue. Sources confirmed that Miss Universe’ hosts and Air Deccan staff had confusion over the number of begagges carried which resulted in the delay in checking in and the flight had to leave without a single member of the troupe.
Later, the hosts made desperate attempts to accommodate her in the Mumbai-bound flight. But the Indian airlines flight which was scheduled to depart later in the evening had no seats available.
In the evening, Miss Universe had to return to La Calypso hotel on Baga beach, where she had stayed for last two days. “She will leave for Mumbai tomorrow,” sources confirmed.
Glamour-time in Goa: