Miss San Antonio Domonique Ramirez Loses Crown After Gaining Weight
As the slogan goes, "Everything is bigger in Texas," but apparently they're not talking about their pageant queens. After putting on a few pounds and failing to fit into her wardrobe at a photo shoot, the reigning Miss San Antonio was stripped of her crown and replaced by the runner-up.
Pageant spokeswoman Linda Woods told ABC that she advised Ramirez to get on an exercise program and train for the Miss Texas competition "like any elite athlete." And in a radio interview with local station KTSA, Woods reportedly added, "I said, you know, 'Get off the tacos, get off the chips and the soda.'"
OK, we know Texans take their beauty pageants seriously, but since when is a size 2 too plump?
Pageant officials, of course, say that the weight gain wasn't the main reason for Ramirez's dismissal. Woods claims that Ramirez was booted because she showed up late to events, arrived hand-in-hand with her boyfriend or skipped them altogether.
Ramirez, though, says she's shown up for every event, banned her boyfriend and hired a personal trainer to shed those pesky pounds. And the MBCO's former director, Glynda Coyle, says Ramirez always did "a wonderful job."
For now, Ramirez gets to keep her title; the court granted her a temporary restraining order, which prohibits the pageant board from naming a new winner. Ramirez will be back in court on Feb. 16 to fight for her right to compete for the Miss Texas title.
If we were her, we'd spend the next week at Taco Bell with a gordita in one hand, a 40-ounce soda in the other, and the crown planted firmly on our head. Just sayin'. Watch for yourself:
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