Miss Sinaloa stripped of the Miss Hispanoamericana title she won in Bolivia only a month ago.
LA PAZ — Mexican beauty queen Laura Zuñiga Huizar, detained in her homeland along with a group of presumed drug traffickers this week, has been stripped of the Miss Hispanoamericana title she won in Bolivia, the press in that Andean nation reported Saturday.
The decision was taken Friday by the Bolivia-based Promociones Gloria, which organizes beauty pageants in Bolivia and on Oct. 31 awarded Zuñiga that title in the eastern city of Santa Cruz.
Promociones Gloria said the decision to remove the title is a “consequence of events of public knowledge in which Miss Laura Zuñiga has been involved,” the daily El Deber de Santa Cruz reported.
According to the daily, Tatiana Limpias, manager of Promociones Gloria company, said Zuñiga violated a rule that requires the pageant winner to demonstrate “adequate behavior, avoid scandals and bad habits and be a good example for society.”