Paragon Releases Statement After Place Calling Mistake
On Monday, October 18th, organizer of Paragon, Kelly Yvonne, released a statement regarding the placement of competitors in the Female Championship Division.
“I would like to congratulate the athletes of the 2015 PARAGON International Championship on a spectacular display of artistry and athleticism! I am writing because I made an error with the score cards and the placements for the Female Championship Division were incorrect. It was brought it to my attention immediately following the competition. The judges and I had meeting within 24 hours of the event to confirm that the placements were indeed incorrect. The cause of this incident was basic human error and I accept FULL responsibility. Despite public opinion, I choose to send this message AFTER the Australian Pole Festival out of respect of the athletes directly affected by this discrepancy, as well as to not pull focus from an amazing weekend of pole! Listed below are the correct titleholders for the Female Championship Division: 1st Place – Miss Filly 2nd Place – Lisa Dee 3rd Place – Crystal Belcher To that end, this was third and final PARAGON Championship. I appreciate the support of the pole community of this event and look forward to watching the performances from that night for years to come! From the bottom of my heart, I apologize and hope that we can move forward taking our industry to new heights! In Gratitude, Kelly Yvonne”