Diana Maria Salgado, current Miss Valle and competitor tipped to win the crown of this year’s Miss Colombia, announced she had been forced to withdraw from the pageant due to pressure from superiors who told her she had gained too much weight.
In an interview on Wednesday with news station W Radio, Salgado dismissed her initial reason for withdrawing two weeks ago – which allegedly was due to “health reasons.”
The beauty queen revealed that the real reason she pulled out was because her superiors, namely the President of the Combelleza competition, forced Salgado to withdraw because she had gained 5 kilograms and was no longer “fit to represent La Valle.”
Salgado justified this claim by stating that the extra weight had been gained as a result of a poor training regime which made her gain muscle mass, not fat.
“For two weeks they told me I would undergo treatment and be given a ‘slimming’ vaccination … but now they sack me due to this,” quoted Salgado.
The beauty queen, who happens to be a lawyer, confirmed that she intended to take legal action against those who forced her to relinquish the crown.