The crown came off, and — more than a year later — so have the gloves.
A Ukrainian beauty queen who was stripped of her title after pageant organizers learned she had a child is now suing the Miss World organization.
Veronika Didusenko, 24 announced her intention to fight the pageant bosses on their “discriminatory” policy that prohibits mothers or married women from participating in the pageants.
“I have launched a legal challenge against @MissWorld and this marks the new phase in our joint fight for justice,” she wrote on Instagram.
She says her argument hinges on the Equality Act of 2010, which “protects against discrimination based on certain characteristics, including marriage, maternity and sex,” she wrote.
In September 2018, Didusenko, a divorced mother of one, won the Miss Ukraine pageant. But her reign didn’t last long. Four days later, the pageant poobahs stripped her of her title.
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