In a recent exclusive interview with CNN, dethroned Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 2010 Cynthia de la Vega said gaining weight cost her Mexican crown. “I feel healthy enough to represent my country, and I think this is an injustice,” Cynthia de la Vega told CNN en Espanol Wednesday.
Cynthia de la Vega on CNN en Espanol
However, Lupita Jones, the head of the Nuestra Belleza Mexico beauty contest said that weight had nothing to do with the decision. “It was a lack of dedication and discipline,” said Lupita.
Nuestra Belleza Mexico’s official statement on the move said de la Vega “did not comply with the recommendations and goals agreed upon for her preparation.”
De la Vega told CNN en Espanol that she gained weight as the stressful competition neared. But she added that contest officials did not inform her of any specific weight or appearance requirements, or provide the support she needed while training for the competition.
“They took away the crown that I earned. That is mine,” she said.