Size two ex-Miss San Antonio accused of eating too many tacos

Updated: Mar 19, 2011, 16:58 PM IST

Washington: The former Miss San Antonio, who lost her crown after she was told to lose weight, has revealed that she was accused of eating too many tacos.

Domonique Ramirez, 17, who showed off her size 2 physique in court, said a pageant official told her she needed to “drop 13 pounds” at a bikini photo shoot.

“She told me I need to drop 13 pounds and I needed to lay off the tacos,” ABC News quoted Ramirez as saying.

Shortly after, Ramirez was stripped of her sash and her tiara was taken, and there was a quick coronation for her runner up, Ashley Dixon.

Ramirez sued the pageant, and this week, Linda Woods, the president of the Miss Bexar County organization that runs the Miss San Antonio pageant, testified in court.

Woods testified that the bikini photos were “unusable” and even airbrushing couldn’t help.

“Domonique is not fat by any stretch of the imagination. She’s a beautiful girl. But she wasn’t ready for Miss Texas,” Woods said.

Even though the pageant director wasn’t pleased with the bikini photos, she said that’s not why Ramirez was dethroned.

She said Ramirez was frequently late to public appearances, refused to send thank you letters -- all in violation of her contract, which also includes a section stating that Ramirez must stay the same weight as the day she won the pageant -- 129 pounds.

“We had a vote and we decided it was in the best interest of the organization and San Antonio to have her removed,” Woods added.

Ramirez denies she was a bad beauty queen, and says it’s still a weighty matter.

“It’s not about the crown, I don’t absolutely need this crown to survive. It has nothing to do with that. It’s the principle. I was wronged. It can happen to anyone,” she stated.

Ramirez will be in court until at least next week, and she’s hoping to be renamed Miss San Antonio in time to compete in the Miss Texas pageant this summer.

ANI