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Miss Grand International Founder Told Beauty Queen Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir to ‘Stop Eating’

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Trending body image story: Stunner Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir, a 20-year-old former gymnast from Iceland, was literally told by Miss Grand International founder Nawat Itsaragrisil that she was too fat for pageants and that she should stop eating. Arna refused the unhealthy request and she stated that she thinks she is “fine as I am”.

More details from The Sun:

Arna Ýr reportedly received a jaw-dropping message from Nawat ahead of the competition’s grand finale, which takes place in Las Vegas on Tuesday. It read: “Stop eating breakfast, eat just salad for lunch and drink water every evening until the contest. “[Itsaragrisil] is telling you this because he likes you and wants you to do well in this contest.”

A stunned Arna Ýr told The Iceland Monitor: “If the owner of the contest really wants me to lose weight and doesn’t like me the way I am, then he doesn’t deserve to have me in the Top 10. Yes, my shoulders are a bit broader than the other girls’ but that is because I was a member of the Icelandic national athletics team and I am proud of that. Of course, I don’t take these comments to heart, but to do my best then hear this… Personally, I think I’m fine as I am.”

The Miss Grand International contest is one of the world’s five major international beauty pageants.

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  • AlyssaMoh

    I would just pass on these competitions anyways. how much do you get if you win? and if you come in 2nd 3rd place, do you even win a prize? I suppose it could help launch a career but with social media and other networking, is this really important anymore?

    • Jenp83

      They get notoriety which helps them get better careers/jobs in the future. Plus they get exposed to rich men and end up marrying very well.

  • Veronique

    What the actual eff, she actually looks slimmer than the other contestants in pic #4 so I really don’t get it. Fat is probably the last word I’d use to describe this woman’s appearance!

  • chris

    she look slimmer and more toned the others? I’m not saying she made it up for sure, but something sounds fishy..
    on the other hand, who would be surprised that a beauty pageant owner would be scummy( ahem).

  • Kia

    She’s barbie

  • ayu

    She’s pretty. I’m amazed beauty pageants still exist in 2016. And why anyone who had – or could have – another career, would ever enter them.

    • Sun

      One of my friends used to do them all the time because “they’re incredibly fun!”
      Granted, she only did it at the state level and didn’t face the same criticisms as major pageants, but she really enjoyed doing them.

  • Snugglepup

    What, she’s so fit!? Glad she has a good head on her shoulders.

  • Asdf

    1. Nice butt!
    2. She is so beautiful that she actually looks better the less makeup shes wearing. Very few ppl can say that.
    3. THIS is the problem with trying to get a healthy message out. She has a smoking hot body that is healthy looking. then ppl tell her to lose weight and obviously shes offended. Now comes a plus size model who is overweight not a healthy bmi and lets face it even if she has the best health dont tell me all that weight wont effect her joints. She should lose weight but she acts all offended when ppl say shes too big. That model should lose weight but shell piggie back off of people like this to say shes in the right. There are also plus size models who are in great shape and bc of their height and bone structure should be that big, but the ones who complain are the ones who need to lose weight.
    4. I know ppl have eating disorders at any weight but promoting a healthy strong attainable body helps to prevent that as compared to one that is too skinny and one that is a ticking timebomb for chronic diseases when too big.

  • Bella

    It makes me laugh when clearly beautiful people complain about others not thinking they are perfect. Life must be really tough.

  • Rita_7

    Her figure is like candice Swanepoel.. especially when she first started modeling and was fuller

  • Kate

    I think she’s really pretty. She has a nice figure too- athletic but slender. Good for her for staying confident.