Look, Ms. Ramirez had clearly put on a lot of weight. She was not crowned Miss San Antonio looking like a slob. She could no longer fit into the same wardrobe she had worn at the pageant. That is actually part of the deal. Its in the contract she signed before joining the contest. JD
SAN ANTONIO, Tx. — Beauty is in the eye of the beholder — or in the hands of a Texas pageant judge. 17-year-old Domonique Ramirez is the reigning Miss San Antonio, but not for long. She is actually suing to keep her crown from the pageant board who wants to strip away her title.
So what did she do? Pose nude? Sex tape? Snort coke? No, she ate one too many tacos and was late. The board is charging Ramirez with “gaining excessive weight, showing up late to official events, and insubordination. The have already moved to give the crown to runner-up Ashley Dixon.
Linda Woods, a spokeswoman for the Brexar County pageant board says, “As a Miss San Antonio reigning queen, she has to live up to our rules and regulations and the standards of our contract.”
“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.”
Woods has avoided the weight card but she did tell a local radio station, “I said, you know, ‘Get off the tacos, get off the chips and the soda.’ Because she’s 17, and that’s what these kids eat.”
Ramirez is not handing that crown over without a fight. She won a temporary restraining order postponing the case until a February 16th hearing.
Ramirez says she’s 5’8, weighs 129 pounds, and is a size 2. She says the allegations are false.
“I have shown up to every single event they have scheduled for me during my reign,” Ramirez told a local newspaper. “I have been five or 10 minutes late to some, but only because I didn’t have a chaperone, which they did promise me.”
A tearful Ramirez at a press conference went on to say, “If I get my crown, great. If I don’t, the only thing I’m asking is to clear my name. I’m 17. I shouldn’t have to be slandered like this and my future shouldn’t have to be ruined over this.”