Veronika Didusenko, a Ukrainian beauty queen is taking legal action against the Miss World contest after she was banned for being a mum. Veronika, 24 was crowned Miss Ukraine in 2018 but was later stripped of her title just four days later after it was discovered that she is divorced with a son.
Veronika Didusenko speaking on her disqualification 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. I can’t believe these rules still exist. They are archaic. I think they are breaching equalities laws.”
Veronika claims bosses of the UK-owned Miss World franchise are in breach of the Equalities Act 2010 and has demanded they change their “outdated” entry rules.
See pictures of herself and her son below