17-year-old Domonique Ramirez is suing the Miss Bexar County Organization for stripping her of the Miss San Antonio title, ABCNews.com reports. And among the reasons that the board took away her crown? Ramirez gained weight.
Linda Woods, the pageant board's spokeswoman, told the news site, "As a Miss San Antonio reigning queen, [Ramirez] has to live up to our rules and regulations and the standards of our contract," explaining that Ramirez skipped events or showed up with her boyfriend, and was generally unreliable. Woods added, "She was doing a photo shoot and asked to wear her wardrobe from the competition, but it did not fit her. I told her we need to get you on an exercise program. We need to get ready to compete for Miss Texas, just like any elite athlete."
In a local news report, Ramirez said, "I shouldn't have to be slandered like this and my future shouldn't have to be ruined over this."
Both parties will be back in court on February 16.
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