6 Lbs. Cost A Queen Her Crown

Beauty pageant queen Cynthia de la Vega is fuming after Nuestra Belleza Mexico officials took her crown away -- all over a few pounds!

Cynthia de la Vega banned from Miss World Competition for weight gain

Miss Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2011 Cynthia de la Vega was all set to head to the Miss World competition this November to proudly represent her home country. Not anymore: the 19-year-old stunner was stripped of her crowned last week because she didn't lose 6 lbs.

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That's right -- Nuestra Belleza Mexico pageant officials gave her an ultimatum: lose the excess poundage or get lost. She wasn't able to lose the weight and pageant management said it was because of her "lack of dedication and discipline."

Not so, said the beauty queen. De la Vega countered that the officials failed to give her the proper direction.

"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," she said during a press conference.

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Instead, pageant coach Luis Rangel gave her an email diet plan that consisted of the same foods each day for a month.

"[A diet plan] should be specific for each day of the week and should also be supervised to make the necessary adjustments," she said.

Also, ask any woman who has attempted to lose weight: It's hard to lose those last few pounds. A person's weight can fluctuate several pounds a day, thanks to fluids, foods and other factors.

"I feel healthy enough to represent my country, and I think this is an injustice," De la Vega told CNN Espanol.

"They took away the crown that I earned. That is mine."

We agree, Cynthia!

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Comments on "Cynthia de la Vega dropped as Miss Mexico over 6 lbs."

Thomas Kämpfe August 14, 2011 | 12:40 PM

First sorry for my bad english. I ask all men to read these articles: that ye may consist only of women's skin and bones and is going to sell us the beauty industry as models? I dont! Stupid idiots like this whole model agency - criminals are to blame for the millions of women around the world suffer from anorexia and bulimia . I call on every man who reads this and my opinion is to write something about it. Let us again make sure the women look like women and not as starved skeletons. CYNTHIA DE LA VEGA: YOU'RE MY MISS MEXICO until the next election with or without the 6 pound!

Eddie August 10, 2011 | 10:52 AM

It was the Nuestra Belleza “Mexico officials” that took her crown away. Sad to see that corruption has touched every fabric of Mexican society. Seems obvious to me, no doubt that some wealthy Mexican drug lord felt his woman or daughter could not compete with Cynthia de la Vega, so he paid off the officials. Bottom line, Cynthia is STUNNING!

coolnewyorker August 09, 2011 | 9:00 PM

Losing 6 lbs is not all that difficult especially with such motivation as keeping a beauty contest title. The fact that she failed to accomplish such an easy task can mean there is something more than meets the eye. Irresponsible? Immature? Eating disorder?Pregnant? Low ambition? I agree with the pageant officials.

Ali August 09, 2011 | 6:27 AM

Vega participated in a BEAUTY contest not a WEIGHT contest!! Six pounds does not determine if a person is beautiful or not. It's absolutely ridiculous that they could pull her crown over something so superficial.

MeanMrMustard August 09, 2011 | 4:52 AM

I can't feel sorry for her. She chose to participate in a BEAUTY contest. Primarily, these are contests for good looking people who showcase a few other minor talents. So, when she became less attractive b/c of her weight (according to pagent organizers), she deserved to lose the crown.

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