Zara Holland Hits Out At Miss Great Britain Bosses Following ‘Love Island’ Drama

20-year-old former Miss Great Britain and ex-Love Island star Zara Holland has spoken out against the Miss GB bosses who stripped her of her title.

Talking about the whole dramaafterleaving the show, Zara said: Ive done nothing wrong. All women have needs.

Model Zara, who won the Miss GB title in September, was filmed getting sexy withfellow Love Island contestant Alex Bowen, who had been on the programme for less than 24 hours.

She told The Sun:

“There is nothing wrong with having sex on TV. I knew what I was signing up for – it is Love Island. I am a 20-year-old girl who was in the moment. There are lots of girls my age who go out every week and do that, mine was just on national TV.

I havent committed a crime, so why should I have my title taken from me?Its horrific.

Single girl Zara is also quick to point out she had never had a one-night stand before her on-screen rompwith 24-year-old model Alex, whohappens to be other reality starVicky Pattisons ex.

This also isn’t the 20-year-old’s first attempt at reality TV, after she was drafted in to replace injured contestants on TV show ‘The Jump’. She was sent home just 48 hours after arriving as her skiing wasn’t up to standard.

I went with my heart and I wanted to get to know Alex, one on one.On the night I had a few glasses of champagne, which definitely got the better of me.I forgot that the cameras were there.I dont blame the alcohol though, I knew what I was doing, but it gave me confidence.”

She also contradicts Miss GB Organiser’s claims that they had an agreement with Zara that she wouldn’t have sex on the show, saying that she also hasn’t spoken to them since.

Miss Great Britain did not tell me I couldnt have sex on the show.They gave a written letter of permission to say I could do Love Island and they havent spoken to me since, which I am very confused about.

The only thing I have seen is a statement on Twitter.I am very disappointed,I put so much time and effort into the Miss GB brand.

I sacrificed my work, my own personal savings, I worked my ass off.”

Her replacement, Deone Robertson, also spoke to the press and tried to explain why Zara’s crown was taken from her:

“The rules are all on the website. Some say they’re outdated but at the end of the day, rules are rules and you have to stick to them.

Zara has been in the pageant industry a long time. She would have known all of this. She knew the difficult situation she would have been putting the organisers in.But I think the pageant community saw this coming. Nobody is saying she did anything wrong. She is a young girl enjoying life but under these circumstances, she can’t be a title holder.”

To which Zara responded:

Well, if thats her opinion, let her have it,”

Oh my. For most pageant systems the girls sign a contract when they become competitors, often declaring that they will ‘not bring the brand/pageant system to disrepute’. This traditionally means competitors and winners alike are expected to hold themselves to higher standards, and it’s widely known among competitors that risque things like nude/semi nude modelling and inappropriate appearances can result in a dethroning.

Time to get training and a healthy balanced diet Roll on summer babyyyy #workout #gym #london #gymtime #nike

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Miss England 2009 was stripped of her title for getting into a fight in a nightclub, a former Miss Oxfordshire competitor was banned from the competition for posing topless in 2014 and WAG and former CBB housemate Danielle Lloyd was stripped of her 2006 Miss GB title for for liaising with judge Teddy Sheringham before the pageant, and for subsequently posing topless in Playboy.

There you go, a quick tour of the UK pageant dramas over the past few years (more of them can be found here if you find the whole thing morbidly fascinating).

What do you think, should she have lost her title? Let us know in the comments

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