Love Island's Zara Holland dethroned as Miss Great Britain: how the internet reacted

Published Friday, Jun 17 2016, 11:27 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Zara Holland's dethronement as Miss Great Britain has sparked huge reaction on Twitter (as you'd expect) with plenty of opinions being thrown around.

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ICYMI, she was stripped of her title by the Miss Great Britain Organisation after having sex with Alex Bowen on Love Island, which pageant bosses said wasn't in keeping with the role model responsibilities of the title.

Here's how the internet reacted:

Those who gave the decision a thumbs up:

Those who wondered if a Mr Great Britain would get treated the same

Those who disagreed:

Those that saw the opportunity for a joke:

Those that started predicting Zara's next career move:

Those who don't care one way or another:

A statement from Miss Great Britain bosses said: "Following recent actions within the ITV2 show Love Island, it was with deep regret that we, the Miss Great Britain Organisation, have to announce that Zara Holland has formally been de-crowned as Miss Great Britain 2015/16.

"As an organisation we have not taken this decision lightly, we are close to all of our winners and wherever possible stand by them during their reign. That said, we feel we have no choice but to make this decision under the current circumstances.

"Although Miss Great Britain is the oldest pageant system in the UK, we pride ourselves on promoting the positivity of pageants in modern society and this includes the promotion of a strong, positive female role model in our winners.

"The feedback we have received from pageant insiders and members of the general public is such that we cannot promote Zara as a positive role model moving forward.

"We wholly understand that everyone makes mistakes, but Zara, as an ambassador for Miss Great Britain, simply did not uphold the responsibility expected of the title.

"We will meet with Zara upon her return to the UK to fully explain our decision and wish her the very best going forward."

Love Island airs nightly on ITV2.

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