A beauty model is taking legal action against the Miss World beauty competition after she was banned for being a mother.
Veronika Didusenko was disqualified from taking part in the contest on 14 December because she has a five-year-old son, having lost her 2018 Miss Ukraine title for exactly the same reason.
She was stripped of that title hours after she had won it, with her status as a divorcee also going against her.
The committee explained that the Miss Ukraine and Miss World competitions have the same rules because whoever wins the former goes on to represent her country for the global Miss World title.
The ruling body rules are contestants and titleholders “must not be married or have given birth to children”.
Glamorous model Didusenko has now launched legal action in London against the organisers of Miss World, claiming that they are in breach of the Equalities Act 2010. She also demands change to the entry rules.