BOGATA -- Paola Builes Aristzabal, who won the title of Miss Antioquia by showing off her curvaceous figure, was "shocked" to learn that she has been disqualified as a contestant in the Miss Columbia beauty pageant.
Judges stripped the naughty Miss after photographs of her in a bikini and lingerie surfaced, courtesy of one of her rivals (thought to be Miss Senor Ita).
"It may be okay, in permissive Antiquia to show off one's unmentionables," Judge Jose Blurido, who asked to remain anonymous, explained, "but such behavior is forbidden among the decent folk of Columbia-well, except that part of it that is Antiquia."
Pageant officials say that "showing her underboobs" violates the contest's "standards of decency," which allow the display of buttocks but not breasts. "Thongs are permissible, but not cleavage," the contest's rulebook states. According to pageant officials, "breasts" includes "underboobs" as well as any other potion of the bosom or the cleavage between the offending orbs. Legs, too, may be exhibited, as can faces, arms, hands backs, and feet. "So, everything considered, we're very broad-minded," Blurido argued, "if you'll excuse the pun."
Aristzabal has appealed the officials' decision. At present, she remains an architecture student at the University of Pontificia Bolivariana, specializing in dome structures. The university has not yet ruled on whether to expel her. It appears that the former beauty queen has been showing a "little too much skin" at school for the comfort of some faculty members, although she has the the student body's "firm support."