Photo: Miss San Antonio Domonique Ramirez
Miss San Antonio, who was stripped of her crown for eating too many tacos and gaining weight as well as other infractions, was temporarily reinstated on Friday.
Domonique Ramirez, 17, had sued organizers of the Miss San Antonio pageant, whose winner gets a shot at becoming Miss Texas and possibly Miss America. Pageant officials removed Ramirez as Miss San Antonio last month after telling the teenager she violated numerous rules of her contract.
The list has allegations that Ramirez was late for several events and missed appearances. The most contentious: that the 5-foot-8, 129-pound college student had added a few inches to her size-2 figure since being crowned in April. Ramirez, who wears a size 2 and is 5-foot-8, said a pageant official told her to “get off the tacos” and lose 13 pounds if she wanted to keep her crown.
Ramirez claims she is at the same weight she was a pageant time- 129 pounds.
This ruling keeps Ramirez on the throne pending a hearing next week on whether to reinstate her permanently.