Contestant of a famous Beauty Pageant disqualified for violating Lockdown rules

Miss Venezuela Organisation recently announced on their social media that they are disqualifying the candidature of Laura Zabaleta, for Miss Venezuela 2020 for violating the rules of lockdown put due to Covid-19 spread. As per reports, she was seen meeting her friends during lockdown period which didn’t go well with the organisation. Hence, they decided to disqualify her participation int he contest. The social media post translated as below:

Due to the veracity of the information that has circulated since yesterday in the different media and social networks, about the arrest of several people, among whom, unfortunately, Miss Laura Virginia Zabaleta, participant of the Season of Beauty 2020; Miss Venezuela, committed to her values of integrity, excellence, honesty, good faith, respect and ethics, informs the general public that she has decided to leave her participation as a candidate in said Season without effect, therefore, from At this time, his immediate withdrawal from the contest is official, with all the consequences that this means.”

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COMUNICADO Contar de nuevo la historia que todos saben, creo que está de más pero me pareció correcto aparecer por aquí porque sí algo me ha enseñado mi familia es a enfrentar los errores que cometemos y asumir las consecuencias de nuestros actos. Como jóvenes, jamás debemos dejar que un arrebato de rebeldía nos nuble la mente hasta el punto de atentar contra la prudencia, porque sí, estuve en una reunión con amigos escuchando música con volumen en un momento donde no debí hacerlo, ese fue mi error y lo reconozco, es imposible ocultarlo y tampoco es mi intención. Quiero decirle a la organización @MissVenezuela que con toda la humildad, asumo su decisión de no permitirme continuar con mi participación dentro del certamen, ustedes son una institución de valores éticos y profesionales sólidos, por eso les agradezco la oportunidad y confianza que en su momento me brindaron, fue un placer para mí estar este tiempo en sus filas. Este concurso representaba un gran sueño para mí pero la vida continúa, debo seguir adelante, alcanzando otras metas y materializando otros sueños. A ustedes, seguidores, amigos y familiares que se han preocupado por mí, por mi salud debo decirles que estoy bien y de esto he aprendido mucho, ahora soy una mujer más consciente y prudente. Estoy sana y como ustedes seguiré desde casa, esperando el día que todo esto acabe, en que hayamos vencido a este enemigo silencioso y pueda salir a abrazar a mis seres queridos que no tengo cerca. Siempre agradecida, Laura Zabaleta.💜

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Later, Laura took social media platform to explain her side of story and apologized Miss Venezuela organisation with,

To tell again the story you all know, I think it’s too much but I thought it was right to appear here because yes something has taught me my family is to face the mistakes we make and assume the consequences of our actions. As young people, we must never let an outburst of rebellion cloud our minds to the point of attacking prudence, because yes, I was in a meeting with friends listening to music with volume at a time where I should not have done it, that was my mistake and I recognize it, it’s impossible to hide it and I don’t mean to either.”

She continued with a heartfelt apology to the organization saying, “I want to tell the organization Miss Venezuela that with all humility, I assume your decision not to allow me to continue my participation within the contest, you are an institution of solid ethical and professional values, so I thank you for the opportunity and trust that in your moment they gave me, it was a pleasure for me to be this time in their ranks. This contest represented a big dream for me but life goes on, I must move on, reaching other goals and materializing other dreams.”