Taco Belle? San Antonio Beauty Queen Sues Over Effort To Strip Her of Crown

Domonique Ramirez, 17, has filed a novel legal action to keep her crown as Miss San Antonio after pageant officials accused her of excessive consumption of tacos and insubordination.

Linda Woods, a spokeswoman for the Brexar County pageant board, revealed the list of offenses against Miss San Antonio, including the fact that “[s]he was doing a photo shoot and asked to wear her wardrobe from the competition, but it did not fit her. I told her we need to get you on an exercise program. We need to get ready to compete for Miss Texas, just like any elite athlete.” Woods told a radio program that she told her “Get off the tacos, get off the chips and the soda.”

Ramirez was able to secure a restraining order against the pageant in which she notes that she is 5’8, weighs 129 pounds. At size 2, she insists that she is not porky. She alleges that she has been slandered and want to “clear my name.”

Obviously, the defamation angle does not have much promise but there remains the question of the contractual basis for the loss of the crown. However, these contracts are written by pageant lawyers and tend to be quite one-sided. California previously saw a lawsuit over the loss of a state crown. Then there was Carrie Prejean. She lost.

This is not just a reflection of the American litigation system. In China, a woman sued after being barred due to her prior use of plastic surgery. She lost.

Source: KTLA found on Reddit.

49 thoughts on “Taco Belle? San Antonio Beauty Queen Sues Over Effort To Strip Her of Crown

  1. Hell…If they don’t want here…..Trump will I am sure….

    I want to know why you all are picking on San Antonio…….. Hey Vince, whats your knowledge of why the Alamo is where its at….. See if you can find out in Yahoo answers if the following is true….Is it true that there would have been no hero’s at the Alamo if they had had a back door….

    Take a stab at it….

  2. AY: The mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, the 36 year old progressive Stanford undergrad Harvard Law graduate might not like the bad PR for the city. They even have a lesbian mayor in Houston.

  3. I have been to the Alamo, AY.

    All those guys were real heroes.

    They had the guts to use their real names.

    I saw no tiny anonymous elves in green tights.

    Beam me up, Scotty, there is no intelligent life here, just a little green man.

  4. Vince,

    I find your “green man” comment offensive . . . unless you were focusing the pejorative on “little”, because everyone knows . . .

    (The above is intended solely as a joke and I took no offense.)

  5. BIL,

    I have no beef with big green men.

    I love the Jolly Green Giant.

    But as to AY?

    “Ho, ho, ho!”

    PS, I have always found your posts to be intelligent, informative, interesting, and insightful.

    That is no joke.

  6. It must be my lucky day. I wasn’t fishing for a complement, but got one anyway. Thanks, Vince. I enjoy your posts as well. I’m glad you’re back from your hiatus.

  7. Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be beauty queens
    Don’t let wear sequins and sparkly tiaras
    Make ’em be doctors and lawyers and such

    Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be beauty queens
    They’ll never stay home and they’re always alone
    Even when voted Ms. Congeniality.

  8. At 5’8, 129 pounds, and a size 2?

    I’ll buy her all the tacos she wants and still call her pretty if she’s pretty on the important part: her personality.

    Beauty pageants are ridiculous.

  9. Vince,

    As far as Asshole….Texas has its fair share….I see not all of them exist here….I am sure you have your fair share where you are at this very instant….

    As to anonymity…..the people I trust have my real name….suffice it to say….You are not even close….

    I am pleased that you have been to the Alamo….a lot of good folks have been there… Now, why were you?

    I appreciate very much being compared to Santa… but in your case Santa and Satan all have the same letters….so based upon the exchange I am opting for the later…..

    You still haven’t answered the question….Do you know why the Alamo was moved? Personal attacks aside….

  10. Gyges,

    That was great….

    Buddha,

    I went out with a very beautiful Hispanic lady in college….she was the youngest of 14 children….. She wanted to be just like her momma….that was great….I hope she found someone that wanted that many children too…..I was history….

  11. Sorry that your tights are in a bunch, elf, but I am ending all further exchanges here or anywhere else, except to correct legal, historical or factual errors. Factual error: the comparison was to Santa’s elf, not to Santa. Answer your own question.

  12. Come on try and answer, why the Alamo was moved…..You have all of the historical answers for Texas…..Do it….it is remiss on your part to deny me this pleasure…

  13. AY:

    My wife even laughed at this one.

    “I went out with a very beautiful Hispanic lady in college….she was the youngest of 14 children….. She wanted to be just like her momma….that was great….I hope she found someone that wanted that many children too…..I was history….”

  14. Over a 180,000 African Americans served bravely in the United States Army in the Civil War.

    None ever served in the confederate army until a few, about 50 all told, were recruited in 1865, but none ever went into combat.

    These southern sympathizers are delusional. The so called confederacy was founded on slavery and it waged its insurrection to preserve and expand slavery.

    That is what they said at the time.

  15. “Come on try and answer, why the Alamo was moved…it is remiss on your part to deny me this pleasure…”

    Answer your rhetorical question yourself, AY;

    Pleasure yourself.

  16. I have analyzed the demographics of San Antonio as part of a sociological classification study of major cities. I just double-checked, and it is in “Bexar” county (pronounced “Bare”), not “Brexar” county.

  17. Vince does not know something…..wow….. that fact is being admitted by not answering it…

    As far as southerners being delusional expecting a correct answer from a self professed history scholar is very much….delusional or insane…. whey because he does not know something…

    I suppose Dickens was delusional as well as Fredrick Douglass’ recollection at N. B. Forrest’s trial……wow….a factual US controlled record….not generally subject to distortion is dismissed by the displaced Pollock…

  18. eniobob,

    I have said before I have lived a charmed life……..except for I have slowed down in some areas and Sheen has not….. Still my hero though….

  19. eniobob,

    You are going to risk being called a green elf or martian be careful if you are going to disagree with the self educated displaced Pollock…

  20. Hey Vince,

    The answer is simple… Hwy did they move the Alamo…. and a hint….it was not just to confuse the Mexicans…..

  21. I have appreciated your comments on health care law and I have thanked you.

    The internet link to an article from 1996 confirms that blacks accompanied confederate forces as labor support, not for combat. The reports of armed black confederates are sparse and sketchy. No black man ever legally bore arms in the south before 1865, because it was illegal. The handful recruited in desperation in 1865 against strong opposition with in the confederacy never fought. It is a modern southern myth that the slaves loved their masters.

    African American labor support became a massive element of the southern war effort after so many white men had been drafted into the army, and after so many volunteers had been “stop-lossed” and frozen in for the duration of the war.

    One purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation was to deny this labor support to the enemy. It was overwhelmingly successful, as nearly 2 million fled to Union lines or were freed as the Army advanced between January 1863 and April 1865.

    I am really amused by these southern supporters who imagine themselves fighting for the glorious confederacy. Try imagining life as a slave in the Old South and during the war and see how it feels.

    Elaine has a good comment in another thread. No reputable historians support the myth that blacks fought for the confederacy.

    http://jonathanturley.org/2011/02/13/mississippi-sons-of-confederate-veterans-propose-license-plate-to-honor-civil-war-general-who-was-once-a-member-of-the-ku-klux-klan/#comment-202501

  22. Its subject is about San Antonio…..the Alamo, which is there….just in case you forgot…. not the Civil War….not that I don’t care….

  23. If you are going to visit the Alamo be sure and take the “Mission” walk … well, drive … it’s an incredibly peaceful way to spend an afternoon.

  24. I think this poor young lady has been abused by the pageant and she should be allowed to eat as many tacos as she wants to. Can’t they just let the dress out a little and make everyone happy?

  25. rafflaw

    “I think this poor young lady has been abused by the pageant and she should be allowed to eat as many tacos as she wants to. Can’t they just let the dress out a little and make everyone happy?”

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    I fully support this option but she MUST go some place for REAL tacos, not the crap Taco Bell calls tacos!!

  26. rafflaw:

    Excellent catch! I forgot about that!!

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    Swarthmore Mom:

    I’m sure there are tons of better taco joints in SA. I haven’t been there in years but I still remember the fine Mexican food … yummy!

    There’s a local couple who run a truck called, “El Charrito”, and have been featured on TLC’s “Best Food Ever – Fab Food Carts.” It may not be SA, but it’s damned close to it!

  27. yep those brave boys at the alamo, fightin to make texas free, so they could own their slaves and pass them on to their heirs when they died. they left that of the john wayne movie. also from what i heard the alamo the jw movie set has more visitors per year than the real one.

    they ought to give carrie prejean some tacos. maybe that’d blow the stick out of her butt.

  28. One word of caution…..never do the riverwalk in San Antonio while in the natural state of Charlie Sheen….I am serious.

  29. Vince,

    Mot everyone who fought at the Alamo was named….or even credited with having fought there….I seem to recall numerous blacks died…ok, maybe 5 or 6…. were they slaves or freemen? The question remains still today….

    So as far as avatar etc…..the professor knows my name…I think… But suffice it to say….you won’t get it from me…adieu….

  30. Vince,

    Since you seem to know so much about History and you have been to SA….I am waiting for an answer Mr. Michener….Please write me a book about Texas will ya… Oh, I meant Vince….sorry…

  31. “Her contract required that Ramirez stay at the same weight as the day she won the pageant”
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    I don’t know ANY woman who can stay at exactly the same weight….it’s a tidal thing…

    “At size 2, she insists that she is not porky. ”
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    Size 2? ….they are COMPLAINING????

    I think the younger woman of the Nation should pay very close attention to the outcome of this case,so they know what is important, it is a very clear indication of what they can expect later in life……and who to expect it from.

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