There’s big trouble right next door to Maryland as Melissa King, Miss Delaware Teen USA, has resigned her crown amid allegations that she participated in an online sex video.
“I would like to confirm to you that the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant has received a resignation letter from Miss King’s attorney,” said pageant spokeswoman Dara Busch on Tuesday morning, according to Delaware Online.
An adult video website posted a sex video on Monday featuring a woman who very closely resembles and sounds like King – and claiming it’s the pageant winner herself.
King, 18, said on Monday that she was aware of the video, but denied that it was her.
“Absolutely not,” she said. “It is not.”
Of the porn site’s claims, King stated, “There are comments saying this, however, it’s not comments that are true.”
Melissa King was crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA in November 2012, four months after the sex footage was shot.
Busch said that the pageant’s runner-up will now take over King’s position.
According to the Miss Delaware Teen USA website, Hailey Lawler of Newark is the runner-up.
Miss Delaware Teen USA is run by the New York-based Miss Universe Organization.
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