De la Vega came in second at the Nuestra Belleza contest, which means she won the chance (and the crown) to compete in this November’s Miss World pageant.
She would never compete now, since organizers took away her crown, thus blocking her from taking part in the very important pageant, the Daily Mail informs.
The beauty queen claims the decision was entirely based on the fact that she’s gained some weight since winning the crown. Organizers, on the other hand, say she was unprofessional and did not play by the well-known rules.
According to de la Vega, who’s already given several interviews to the press on the topic, organizers told her she needed to lose the weight she gained because of stress, but they hardly made an effort to assist her in it.
As such, they had no right to kick her out of the competition.
“Organizers of the Nuestra Belleza Mexico contest demanded that I lose a few kilos, but they never provided a nutritionist or any other assistance to ensure the weight loss,” Cynthia says, adding that they emailed her a “diet” consisting of eating “the same food during the whole month.”
“[A weight loss diet] should be specific for each day of the week and should also be supervised to make the necessary adjustments,” the beauty queen underlines.
“I feel healthy enough to represent my country, and I think this is an injustice. They took away the crown that I earned. That is mine,” de la Vega adds.
Organizers, on the other hand, are adamant that it was Cynthia’s fault that she was kicked out of the beauty pageant circuit.
“It was a lack of dedication and discipline. [She] did not comply with the recommendations and goals agreed upon for her preparation,” Nuestra Belleza says in a statement.