Miss Iceland Writes Powerful Letter After Being Told She Is ‘Too Fat’ To Compete In Las Vegas Beauty Pageant
Just when we all thought the pageant world was moving in the right direction, an Icelandic woman has decided to take a break from her pageant career after being told to lose weight by Las Vegas pageant staff.
Winning the title of Miss Iceland in 2015 and even coming fourteenth in Miss World, Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir was set to compete in the Miss Grand International pageant in Las Vegas when owner, Nawat Itsaragrisil, told her that she would need to lose weight if she wanted to compete in the competition.
Speaking with the Iceland Monitor, Arna said a spokesperson for Itsaragrisil recommended that she “stop eating breakfast, eat just salad for lunch and drink water every evening until the contest.”
After deciding that she no longer wanted to be part of the competition, Arna wrote a powerful letter to Itsaragrisil, yesterday releasing a photograph of the letter on her Instagram account.
“Your staff told me that I had to loose [sic] weight for the finals because I have to [sic] much fat on me . . . they told me to eat less and then you would like me more,” she wrote. “Actually if anyone tells me that I’m too fat or whatever, they just don’t deserve me.”
Finishing the letter, Arna wrote, “In my country my bodyshape is perfect… No one will ever tell me anything else.”