A nervous bride participating in Taranaki’s Bride of the Year competition was caught downing a beer in a wedding gown, so what?
Apparently this is a great sin in New Zealand (where the competition is held) because several Taranaki Organizers are calling foul and asking that the brew-swilling bride, Katrina Hayman, apologize for her behavior.
Online commentators have also jumped on the slam wagon, calling the photo of Hayman drinking a beer “outrageous” and “disgusting.”
Hayman doesn't understand what all the fuss is about. She responded to the pictures printed in the Taranaki Daily News saying, “I mean that is just the type of person I am. I don’t like to portray myself as someone I am not. A lot of females drink beer and it’s just I felt more comfortable having a beer than having a wine.”
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Hayman reportedly “loves” the photo and adds that she has received nothing but support from friends, family and her husband.
“So what if I enjoy a Tui over drinking wine and I haven’t hurt anybody doing that. Only a lot of jealous people would be negative. At the end of the day we are meant to be ourselves.”
Cheers to that.