Miss World Netherlands leaves the final of the contest to avoid having …
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Miss World Netherlands leaves the final of the beauty pageant to be held in December. This is to avoid having to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dilay Willemstein, 21, revealed the surprise in an Instagram post on Tuesday. She said: “don’t represent the Netherlands anymore… on the big Miss World stage”.
“This is in part due to the compulsory vaccination,” she admitted, saying: “Personally, I am not ready for this yet.”
“After my coronation, we were told that if you want to go to Miss World, you must be vaccinated,” she further explained to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad (AD) of the Puerto Rico final scheduled for December 16. .
“I didn’t know in advance whether or not the vaccination would be a problem.”
“So I thought about it and considered taking the jab, but at one point I thought, I’m not ready for this at all. I don’t feel good about it, ”she told the newspaper.
“It was just the best choice for me,” she said. “I think I would have regretted it more if I had done something I didn’t feel comfortable with.”
Miss World Netherlands CEO Katja Maes told the newspaper that they “did not ask about the immunization status” of opponents because it was part of their private medical information and “did not know about it. ‘advance whether or not vaccination would be a problem.
According to Maes, the organization first learned of Miss World Netherlands’ departure via an Instagram post.
“But we still love her, are proud of her and wish her all the best,” she insisted.
Lizzy Dobbe, the finalist, took Willemstein’s place.
“It is of course very sad for Dilay. But I am very honored to be able to travel to Puerto Rico,” she told AD of the “super cool and unexpected” development.
“People have to make their own choice and we have to accept it from each other,” she said of Willemstein’s stance against the vaccine.
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