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After news broke that winner of Atinka TV’s plus size women reality show ‘Di Asa’ couldn’t go to Dubai because of her size, social media has been flooded with mixed reactions.
Precious Mensah, popularly known as PM, alongside two runner-ups, Maafia and Gaza, as part of their prizes for emerging as winners of the 2019 contest, had a package of a sponsored trip to Dubai.
According to sources, she “was disallowed on-board because her body size was bigger than a single seat in Emirates Airlines’ flight.”
The climax of her happiness has, however, crashed, stoking a conversation on social media.
While some argue that the decision to “kick her out of the plane” was discriminatory, others say Atinka Media Village, organisers of the event should have bought her two tickets knowing how huge PM is.
But, organisers of the show, explaining why she wasn’t allowed to board the flight, said they did all they could for her but her plus size was more than required for the flight to take off.
PM, the fattest of the 47 contestants, won the hearts of many after a grueling four rounds of different genre of dances at the grand finale held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Fantasy Dome.
For being the ultimate winner, she walked home with a brand new saloon car, while the first runner-up received ‘Abossey Okai Macho’, with the third claiming ‘Aboboyaa’.