|Carlina Duran with Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes at Miss DR|
A week after her crowning, Carlina Duran is dethroned as Miss Republica Dominicana Universo 2012 after having been discovered that she was married once and was divorced which is a contradiction to the stated rule of Miss Republica Dominicana (Miss Dominican Republic) pageant. Dulcita Lieggi who is 1st Runner Up and is expected to compete at Miss Continente Americano 2012 will take the title and crown.
|Dulcita Lieggi, the new queen|
Magali Febles, national director of Miss Dominican Republic 2012 will immediately fly from Puerto Rico to hold a press conference. This is the first time that a queen of DR is dethroned.