It appears the life of beauty pageant women no matter age or location is hardly private these days. With the numerous interviews and handful of shows being done on a yearly basis, the women are constantly in the spotlight, which sometimes is good but other times can result in controversial situations. Scandals and controversial issues have made its way back into the world of beauty pageants and the latest victim to be scrutinize is the young Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King.
According to USA Today the teen officially resigned her crown on Tuesday after facing several questions regarding the alleged online sex video she is reportedly been seen in. As the story broke and started making headlines a pageant spokesman responded to this issue via E-mail earlier this morning.
“I would like to confirm to you that the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant has received a resignation letter from Miss King’s attorney,” Vice president and managing director with Rubenstein Public Relations stated.
King captured her crown last year in November which is oddly around the same time in which the video was also done. Who knows why a three month old video is just now surfacing and causing a tidal wave in the Teen USA pageant world, but one thing is certain and that is King’s action in the past may have damage her image in the present if it is actually her in the video. This issues comes just before her 19th Birthday in March, King has adamantly denied her being in the video saying “It’s absolutely not me”.
The actual name of the website was not given on reports, but the website that released the video on Monday, Feb. 25 does claim that it is in fact Miss Teen Delaware that is in the video.
The video is about 5 minutes in length and features the supposedly Melissa King but the women never gives her name. She is being interviewed in what appears to be a hotel bed.
The interviewer who never reveals himself asked a series of questions to King which included how old you are, which the woman says she just turned 18 back in March (Which is Melissa King’s birthday month). Along with this the interviewer proceeded to ask why she wanted to do a video, her response was:
“I thought it’d be fun, and it sounded like I needed the money, so I just decided to do it.” The woman stated.
The interviewer tried to ask her about being a Miss Teen USA, but the woman did not respond directly to the question, just saying that she has done a few pageants.
In wake of this event Miss Teen runner-up Hailey Lawler will take over the title and represent her state in the 2013 Miss Teen USA pageant this summer according US Magazine.
Melissa King Resigns After Leaked Video
Melissa King, Miss Delaware Teen USA, resigned her crown on Tuesday after facing questions about an online sex video that claims to star her. “I would like to confirm to you that the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant has received a resignation letter from Miss King’s attorney,” pageant spokeswoman Dara Busch wrote in an e-mail this morning.
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