After she was banned because she was a mum, a beauty queen takes legal action against Miss World contest.
Veronika Didusenko, 24, was crowned Miss Ukraine in 2018 but was replaced four days later when it was discovered that she had been divorced and has a son.
In the Miss World Finals, she should have represented her country but was banned and replaced by another candidate.
Veronika claims that bosses of the UK-owned Miss World franchise have violated the Equalities Act 2010 have petitioned that they amend their “outdated” entry rules.
She said: “It was really humiliating when I was disqualified. I was very upset. I had to hand back the title, the crown and prize money.
“I couldn’t believe they would do such a thing in this day and age.
“Why does having a son and being previously married disqualify me? It’s shocking.”
Veronika, who travels to modeling jobs with son Alex, five, added: “I can’t believe these rules still exist. They are archaic. I think they are breaching equalities laws.”