Judge to Decide Miss San Antonio Amid Dispute

February 10, 2011 - 5:58 PM

Ashley Dixon, Miss San Antonio, Linda Woods

In this Feb. 9, 2011 photo, Linda Woods, left, board president of the Miss Bexar County Organization, which organizes the Miss San Antonio pageant, speaks at a news conference in San Antonio as Ashley Dixon listens at right. The Miss San Antonio Organization stripped Domonique Ramirez of her crown for alleged insubordination and has named Dixon "Miss San Antonio First Runner-Up," pending a judge's ruling on the matter. (AP Photo/The San Antonio Express-News, John Davenport)

San Antonio (AP) - A Texas judge will decide who will wear the Miss San Antonio crown after pageant officials tried to boot the winner over alleged violations, including packing on a few pounds.

Miss San Antonio Domonique Ramirez has sued to stop pageant officials from taking away her title and chance to compete to be Miss Texas - and possibly Miss America.

Miss Bexar County Organization president Linda Woods says the 17-year-old Ramirez violated her contract by arriving late to events, not wearing proper attire and gaining some weight.

Woods wouldn't say how much weight Ramirez gained since the pageant last spring. But Woods says other violations -- such as having a dirty sash and broken crown -- were bigger problems than her weight.

Ramirez and her attorney could not immediately be reached.