From owners who hate Mexican immigrants to winners who may or may not do a lot of drugs, numerous beauty pageants over the years have drawn attention for all the wrong reasons.
And, no, we’re not referring to this being the 21st century and women still being paraded across the stage in bikinis and ball gowns.
We’re talking about the types of scandals that have left multiple winners stripped of their crowns.
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Miss US… NAY!
After Donald Trump made controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, NBC refused to air the Trump-owned Miss USA pageant in 2015.
Katie Rees was crowned Miss Nevada in 2007… only to then lose her crown after sexually-explicit images from the year before went viral. She was also charged with meth possession in 2015.
Miss Zimbabwe 2015 also was forced to vacate her crown after naked photos hit the Internet.
Saly Greige and Doron Matalon
Lebanese Miss Universe 2015 contestant Saly Greige and Miss Israel Doron Matalon stirred up major controversy despite keeping their clothes on: the beauties dared to be photographed together despite Lebanon and Israel have been at war since 2006.
Carrie Prejean was the first runner-up for Miss USA in 2009. She made major headlines for coming out against gay marriage in her Q&A segment, eventually losing her Miss California crown due to breach of contract.
Jamie France won Miss Teen Oregon-World in 2009. No problem there. But she was then arrested on drug charges in 2014.
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