A new Miss Ukraine was crowned on Thursday in the country’s capital city of Kiev. But the celebratory beauty pageant that concluded with Veronika Didusenko winning the title and wearing the prized sash and crown has taken quite a turn. Pageant officials have stripped her of her title for lying about her personal life on her application.
The 23-year-old, who was commemorating her big win on social media is now thanking followers for their support after the organizing committee announced her disqualification on Monday. According to the statement from the official Miss Ukraine organization, Didusenko was in direct violation of the contest’s rules when she applied to compete, as Didusenko had previously been married and had a child.