Miss Universe in trouble for Indian photo shoot
LUCKNOW, India (AP) - Indian police have filed a case against Miss Universe, American Olivia Culpo, for an unauthorised fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal, India's white-marble monument to love, a police officer said on Thursday.
Police inspector Sushant Gaur said Ms Culpo and others in her group are accused of violating India's Heritage Act. Ms Culpo, from Cranston, Rhode Island, was on a 10-day visit to India.
He said they shot a commercial for footwear at the Taj Mahal on Sunday without the permission of the state-run Archaeological Survey of India. Police acted on a complaint received from the ASI on Thursday, Mr Gaur said.
If found guilty, they can be jailed for up to two years and fined 100,000 rupees (S$2,000), Mr Guar said.