Miss Brand has been suspended by Miss Universe after Miss USA contestants accused organizers of rigging the competition for a 'woke winner' to be crowned. In an email, obtained by DailyMail.com, Miss Universe CEO Amy Emmerich announced that 'Miss Universe Organization has decided to suspend Miss Brand immediately.' Miss USA President Crystle Stewart (center with husband Max Sebrects) is the director of Miss Brand, but it is unclear if she has also been suspended. Miss Universe did announce she was cooperating with the investigation. Miss Missouri, Mikala McGhee, 28, of St. Louis, (right) said she thought winner R'Bonney Gabriel, 28, of Houston, (left) was a 'woke winner' as she's the first Filipina American to win and that she would help boost viewership. She said that the Filipino community has always been known to 'love' the glitz and glam of the pageantry world and could help revitalize it. Gabriel has denied any allegations against her, saying there was 'no unfair advantage' and that she 'would never enter any pageant or any competition that I would know I would win.' In addition, Stewart's husband Max Sebrects (right) was forced to step down from the board after the Class of 2021 accused him of sexual misconduct.