Miss Iceland quits beauty pageant after being body shamed

Miss Iceland has quit an international beauty pageant after being told that she had 'too much fat' on her

Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir also claims that told that she was told by staff at the Miss Grand International event in Las Vegas to eat less in order for them to 'like me more'.

She posted a handwritten 'goodbye' note to the organisers on Instagram in which she outlines her treatment from the event's staff and her decision to leave the competition.

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"Your staff told me that I had to loose weight for the finals because I have too much fat on me and also to big shoulders [sic]. They told me to eat less and then you would like me more," Jónsdóttir wrote.

The Iceland native was defiant in her stance that she was happy with her body shape and wouldn't be changing it for anyone.

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"In my country my body shape is perfect. And that's what I'm gonna remember. No one will ever tell me anything else."

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The Miss Grand International event organisers have yet to respond to Jónsdóttir's post but she has been winning praise from many on social media for her stance.

Via Mashable

 

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