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Ex-Miss Universe cancels Twitter after gaffe

November 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado has closed her Twitter account following a comment in which she confused the Koreas with China.The 1996 Venezuelan beauty queen expressed concern about North Korea's recent attack on a South Korean island.

On Tuesday Machado wrote, "Tonight I want to ask you to join me in a prayer for peace, that these attacks between the Chinas do not make our situation worse."

The comment aroused an onslaught of insults posted to her account.

Machado received a lot of media attention when she nearly lost her 1996 Miss Universe title after gaining 22 pounds.