Pro-Trump Model Stripped of Miss Michigan Title, Says She’s ‘Accused of Being Racist’
Miss Michigan Kathy Zhu was stripped of her title from the Miss World America beauty pageant for reportedly tweeting against wearing a hijab and other “offensive, insensitive, and inappropriate” posts.
Zhu, a 20-year-old University of Michigan student and Donald Trump supporter who emigrated to the U.S. from China when she was 5, had the Miss Michigan title revoked just a day after she was crowned, according to the Detroit Free Press.
MWA Michigan State Director Laurie DeJack announced the measure via an email to Zhu:
“It has been brought to the attention of Miss World America that your social media accounts contain offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content, and in violation of MWA’s Rules and Conditions, specifically the contestant requirement of ‘being of good character and whose background is not likely to bring into disrepute Miss World America or any person associated with the organisation. Therefore, and effective immediately, MWA does not recognize you as a participant of any sort or in any capacity as it relates to any and all events of MWA. Furthermore, let this communication serve as official notice to remove any mention of yourself as a participant in MWA from all social media platforms (including photographs of you wearing the MWA Michigan sash and/or crown, and any text claiming to be a participant of MWA events).”