Christina Silva enjoyed the title of Miss California for almost as long as Samantha Jade enjoyed her role as Britney Spears replace for a recent music video shoot.
Then, as a result of an "accounting error," Raquel Beezley stepped in and earned the crown.
Beauty pageant director, Keith Lewis, claims that several judges questioned the results after Silva was named the winner and attributed the mix up to "simple human error."
Raquel Beezley is Miss California 2008. Unless more accounting errors take place.
Christina Silva says she never received an explanation from pageant officials.
"They never could explain their accounting error, but told me that if I didn't give up my crown to Miss Barstow [Beezley], my personal integrity could be questioned, and my career could potentially suffer," she said.
In light of the past scandals involving Tara Conner and Katie Rees photos, along with the current issue focusing on Ingrid Marie Rivera, The Hollywood Gossip simply has to ask: What the heck is wrong with beauty pageants?!?
It really makes one think. Might judging women based on their appearances in an evening gown and bathing suit actually be a bad idea? Discuss!