The Miss World Organization has released an official statement regarding the allegations of Veronika Didusenko, who was crowned Miss Ukraine 2018 but was stripped of her national title four days after she won. Pageant officials discovered she’s a mother, which violates the contest’s policies.
A year later, the model took to social media to announce that she is taking legal action against Miss World, calling its policy prohibiting mothers from competing “discriminatory.”
Veronika said she wants to make sure the rules of Miss World move with the times and hopes the pageant updates its rules to reflect women’s reality today.
In an official statement released on their official website, Miss World clarified that Veronica was not an entrant to Miss World 2018.
Miss World’s official statement:
We are aware of renewed allegations made by Veronika Didusenko that have recently appeared.
These allegations were first made by Ms Didusenko in 2018. They arise from incorrect statements made by Ms Didusenko on her application to participate in the 2018 Miss Ukraine National Beauty Contest. Ms Didusenko gave false information on her application form and was disqualified by the Miss Ukraine Organisation in accordance with their rules.
Ms Didusenko was not an entrant in the Miss World 2018 competition.
The rules under which Miss World operates are constantly under review. The rules are set with the principal aim of finding a Miss World who is free and able to commit, often at short notice, to travel globally in support of the sick and disadvantaged which may be for long periods of time, often to areas devastated by natural disasters.
Miss World is a platform for women from across the globe to raise awareness and funds in aid of humanitarian causes The organisation prides itself on its philanthropic focus with millions of dollars being raised for good causes every year through ‘Beauty With A Purpose’, its global humanitarian programme. ://youtu.be/TfUsOJgCuWY
Regrettably, Miss Didusenko’s public and misplaced allegations have left us with no alternative but to place the matter in the hands of our lawyers and therefore we are unable to give any further information at this time.
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