Saturday, 14 January 2012

Controversial Beauty Queens

Controversial Beauty Queens

Controversial Beauty Queens - Beauty queen scandals, Carrie Prejean married an NFL player after her 2009 flap. We recall other pageant drama.

Alexandria Mills

Ahead of the Miss World competition taking place Sunday in London, we look back at some controversial beauty queens across multiple pageants, beginning with Alexandria Mills.

Her title: Miss World 2010

The controversy: The 18-year-old from Kentucky was chosen the latest Miss World, but her crowning was overshadowed by a political controversy that allegedly affected the outcome.
Carrie Prejean

Her title: Miss California 2009

The controversy: Prejean said her comments about gay marriage (see video clip) at the 2009 Miss USA Pageant lost her the national title, but she later lost her state crown for unrelated reasons.
Danielle Lloyd

Her title: Miss Great Britain 2006

The controversy: Lloyd was dethroned after she did a photo shoot and reports surfaced that she had an inappropriate romantic relationship.
Tara Conner

Her title: Miss USA in 2006

The controversy: Conner nearly lost her crown over her struggles with drugs and alcohol
Lakshmi Pandit

The title: Miss India 2004

The controversy: Pandit was crowned, but not for long. She returned her crown after allegations surfaced that she might not be single. The pageant was open only to unmarried women.
Vanessa Williams

The title: Miss America 1984

The controversy: Williams was the first black woman to become Miss America. After nude photos of her surfaced, she resigned.
Gabriella Brum

The title: Miss World 1980

The controversy: Miss Germany had a very short reign as Miss World. She resigned hours after being crowned.
Marjorie Wallace

The title: Miss World 1973

The controversy: Wallace became the first American to win the Miss World contest. After a few months, she lost her throne, reportedly because of her rumored knack for dating celebrities, a violation of her Miss World contract
Leona Gage

The title: Miss USA 1957

The controversy: Gage lost her crown when she confessed her family status. What was it?

She died in October 2010.

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