Miss Iceland’s Response to Weight Loss Demand Has Women the World Over Cheering
When Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir was asked to lose weight ahead of this week's Miss Grand International pageant in Las Vegas, the reigning Miss Iceland made the only sane decision: she quit.
"I'm going to stand up for myself, all women, and the nation of Iceland," her statement begins in her native Icelandic.
That isn't all the Nordic beauty had to say about the matter.
"I'm not going to let them say I'm too fat to be cool on stage. I quit," a translation of her post reads.
We're not in favor of anyone criticizing a woman for her weight, but this has to be one of the more ridiculous fat-shaming cases in pageant history. Look at this woman!
Arna, an athlete on the Icelandic national team also made it clear she feels the pageant committee is sending a dangerous message to women.
"I left a letter to the owner and explained how ridiculous this message is. 'If you are going to do an international beauty pageant, you at least have to be able to see the international beauty,' I said to the owner of the competition."
It sounds like the blonde is ending her pageant career for good, too, with the postscript of her social post reading, "P.S. My heels are on the shelf," with a cry-laugh emoji and an Icelandic flag.
Can't say we blame her!
Congratulations to Arna for having such a healthy self esteem and not giving into these unreasonable demands. That's way better than any tiara!