Beauty queen Juliana Diaz Rueda gives up crown after vicious bullying

Beauty queen Juliana Diaz Rueda gives up crown after vicious bullying
Photo credit: Australscope

A Colombian beauty queen has given up her crown after being called "plus-sized" and abused online.

Juliana Diaz Rueda, a 23-year-old model, claims local fashion store Leyar sent her a hurtful message about her weight in the aftermath of her regional victory.

She claims Leyar said they were a "professional company that only makes clothes for queens and not plus-sized women" after being named Miss Santander.

Ms Rueda said she couldn't fit into the clothes for the show, but considers herself "thin, but not over-thin".

But Leyar responded saying she was not doing as she was expected, displayed a lack of commitment and interest in her role.

The beauty queen said she had received online abuse about her makeup and outfits, and blamed "bad advisors" for her poor experience.

She also complained that local authorities hadn't supported her with travel costs, fitness training or education courses, leaving her out of pocket.

Newshub.

Contact Newshub with your story tips:
news@newshub.co.nz