Romani finalist one of several to withdraw from Miss Czech Republic competition
Mirka Pikolová, a finalist in the Miss Czech Republic contest, has announced on her Facebook profile that she has withdrawn. She has not communicated any specific reasons for her decision.
Pikolová is just the latest candidate to withdraw, following Simona Krainová and Nikol Švantnerová, while Tamara Vaňousová announced her withdrawal at the same time as Pikolová and the Czech media are speculating that others may withdraw as well. "I wish you all a beautiful day. Many people are asking why I'm not at the outdoor survival course and what's going on, so I would like to tell you all that I have decided to withdraw from the Miss Czech Republic contest. I would like to thank all those who supported me and voted for me, I really appreciate that you have stood by me to the last. Thank you very much," Pikolová posted to her Facebook page.
Super.cz, the website of the weekly magazine, managed to get another statement from Pikolová, but it's not much more specific: "Yes, it's true. I am withdrawing. I was dreaming of something else. My dream was to participate in the Miss Czech Republic contest as it used to be. This reality show is not for me."
Vaňousová's reasons for withdrawing were expressed even more briefly. "I have fallen ill, my throat hurts, I have a fever, and I have withdrawn because of that. I will not be continuing in competition," she wrote to Super.cz.
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