Olivia O’Neil Miss Teen Wanganui Loses Crown For Dyeing Hair
Olivia O’Neil Miss Teen Wanganui Loses Crown For Dyeing Hair – 15 year old beauty pageant winner Olivia O’Neil has been stripped of her Miss Teen Wanganui crown, held for just three months. And the reason? She dyed her blonde hair brunette.
Pageant organizer, Barbara Osbourne, said “Is that a wig? I hope it is, don’t give me heart failure” after seeing pictures of the teen beauty queen’s new look on Facebook.
O’Neil decided that perhaps she wasn’t cut out for pageanting after all, and handed over her crown after after Osbourne said, “Well you better decide, miss. Hand over your crown with an attitude like that. I’m sure someone will step into your place with manners.”
After the confrontation, O’Neil reported to the New Zealand Herald that Osbourne treated the girls cruelly, and had told her that she wouldn’t go far in life.
The pageant’s office have not denied that O’Neil’s crown was taken away because of her new hair colour.
A spokeswoman said, “The expectation in holding the crown was that she maintain the image she had when she won it”, and “In a beauty pageant, it’s not about sugar coating and providing lip service to the girls.
They should be treated the same way as in any other beauty pageant in the world.”
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