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Posted: Tuesday May 8, 2012 @12:25 p.m. PST

 

 

Mexico’s electoral authority apologized to voters on Monday after a sober  presidential debate was upstaged by a former Playboy model and her revealing  outfit.

Clad in a tight-fitting white dress with a cut below the neckline to show  much of her cleavage, Julia Orayen was working as an assistant on the televised  debate, which focused on the economy and the drug-related violence ravaging  Mexico.

At the start of Sunday night’s debate, Orayen walked in front of the camera  to hand out cards to the four candidates, and created an immediate stir on  online social media.

The appearance lasting a few seconds quickly began trending on Twitter,  generating thousands of mentions. Mexican newspaper Excelsior declared her the  online winner of the debate.

While many Mexicans celebrated Orayen, others condemned the Federal Electoral  Institute (IFE) for the incident, saying it had undermined the seriousness of  the debate.

The IFE later issued a statement apologizing to the citizens of Mexico and  the candidates for the “production error associated with the dress of an  assistant.”

A Twitter account in Orayen’s name has picked up more than 7,000 followers  since the two-hour debate.

Orayen posed nude for the Mexican edition of Playboy in 2008, a spokesman for  the magazine said.

Julia Orayen Playboy Model At The Mexico’s Presidential Debate.

Julia Orayen Playboy Model At The Mexico’s Presidential Debate.

Julia Orayen Playboy Model.

Julia Orayen Playboy Model. Photo Credit: qnm.it

Julia Orayen Playboy Model. Photo Credit: noticiasmante.com

Julia Orayen Playboy Model. Photo Credit: today.it