- Ex-Miss Ukraine 2018, Veronika Didusenko, was uncrowned just four days after winning the contest
- Didusenko lost the title for having a child before going for the contest
- The mother of one has sued the Miss World pageant organisers for denying her the title while the organisers said she violated the agreement signed about the contest
A beauty queen from Ukraine, Veronika Didusenko, was stripped of her title after pageant organisers discovered that she had a child before the pageant.
Didusenko has now decided to sue the Miss World organization for denying her of her deserved crown.
The 24-year-old beauty made her decision to fight the pageant organiser on the pageantry policy that bars mothers or married women from participating in the pageants. Didusenko announced her decision to sue the Miss World organisers on her Instagram handle.
She based her argument on the Equality Act of 2010, which “protects against discrimination based on certain characteristics, including marriage, maternity and gender.”
Didusenko is a divorced woman with a five-year-old son named Alex. She won the Miss Ukraine pageant in September 2018. Unfortunately, her reign was cut short four days later as the pageant poobahs stripped her of the title and crown.
The Miss Ukraine organisers had it stated on their official website that Didusenko violated the terms of the Agreement and the rules of conducting Miss Ukraine National Beauty contest that she must not be married and must have no children:
“In accordance with the rules for conducting the National Beauty Contest ‘Miss Ukraine,’ a person who wishes to take part in the National Beauty Contest ‘Miss Ukraine’ must comply, among other things, with the following requirements (valid for the period of the contest): — not / was not married; — has no children.”
The mother of one said she knew about the clause forbidding mothers from contesting the pageant but still went ahead because she claimed pageant organisers urged her to compete anyway.
Didusenko in an interview with the BBC asked: “Why should a woman be excluded from entering just because she’s a mother? It doesn’t make any sense. Being a mum doesn’t have any implication on my ability to be professional or be a successful model or do my job. So those rules didn’t make any sense to me.”
The Miss World Pageant is expected to hold on Saturday, December 14, in London.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that pregnant US Olympian, Alysia Montano, wowed the world when she ran 800 metres during pregnancy.
Montano was eight months pregnant when she participated in the 2014 US Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California.
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