March 28, 2011
Pageant Update: Crown Restored; Entire State of Texas Breathes a Sigh of Relief.
We previously shared the breach of contract case between the organizers of the Miss San Antonio pageant and the pageant's winner, Domonique Ramirez. The most oft-reported aspect of the story was Ms. Ramirez's claim that she was dethroned after failing to "lay off the tacos." Pageant officials responded that the alleged breach was based not on taco over-consumption but on chronic tardiness and other acts and omissions of Ms. Ramirez. On Friday, a Texas jury agreed with Ms. Ramirez. The result? She gets her crown back and gets to compete at the next level--the Miss Texas pageant. She also has a great story for her law school admissions essay should she go that route later in life. "I knew I wanted to become a lawyer when..."
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