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FHM strips Jessica Leandra of title

2012-05-04 14:27
 
Jessica Leandra
Cape Town - Jessica Leandra dos Santos is no longer the winner of the FHM Modelbook 2011 competition.

FHM editor Brendan Cooper announced on the men's magazine's website that dos Santos has been stripped of her title.

"FHM was appalled by Jessica Leandra Dos Santos' racist Tweets and would like to formally announce that she has been stripped of her title as winner of the FHM Modelbook 2011 competition with immediate effect," read the statement.

Cooper's statement also reiterated the magazine's tweet earlier on Friday regarding Dos Santos' racist remarks.

"It's important to us that it is noted that she in no way represents the magazine; she was merely the winner of an online poll we ran, and that we totally distance ourselves from her blatantly racist comments."  

Quick Trim SA has also withdrawn their sponsorship of the model since the news of her tweets went viral.

Dos Santos came under fire on Friday after posting the following update on her Twitter page, which has since been removed:

"Just, well took on an arrogant and disrespectful kaffir inside Spar. Should have punched him, should have".

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