Teen Loses Pageant Crown For Being Overweight and Late
Miss San Antonio, 17-year-old beauty queen Domonique Ramirez, was stripped of her title after pageant officials said she was late and insubordinate...by this they mean overweight. Sadly, we aren't kidding.
Pageant organizers said 17-year-old Ramirez, "was insubordinate, overweight at times, and chronically late to events that required her presence."
This week, a Texas jury ruled that pageant officials breached their contract with the 17-year-old. After the verdict, State District Judge Barbara Hanson Nellermoe ordered Ramirez's crown returned and directed that she be allowed to participate in the upcoming Miss Texas pageant, which was what she was basically suing for in the first place. Although, jurors did decline to award her any money for damages.
Pageant officials testified during the trial, which lasted an entire week, that Ramirez showed up to a bikini photo shoot overweight and the pictures were "unusable." How sick! Linda Woods, President of the Board of Directors for the Miss Bexar County Organization, Inc. said that violations such as having a dirty sash and broken crown were bigger issues than weight gain. She also said that the final straw came when Ramirez modeled for a bridal show, despite being told not to by pageant organizers.
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