Christina Silva is Suing Mad

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The Miss USA Pageant airs tonight. And we know one person who won't be watching it for reasons other than Heather Mills being a judge.

TMZ reports that Christina Silva - the dethroned Miss California - has filed a lawsuit against the pageant, seeking $500,000 in damages for "public humiliation, mental anguish and distress, lost opportunities, lost prizes and lost monies."

For those who have somehow forgotten: Silva was crowned Miss California on November 25, 2007. But three days later, officials blamed human error for a mistake and actually placed the crown on the head of Raquel Beezley instead.

Silva, who is of Ecuadoran and Mexican descent, claims the pageant director never liked her and was looking for an "'all-American girl' to win, and not looking to crown another person of color."

Beezley, meanwhile, will be competing in Miss USA tonight. She'll be hoping to follow in the evening gown of last year's winner, Rachel Smith.

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Christina Silva Biography

Christina Silva was named Miss California 2008. For one day. She was forced to give up her crown due to an "accounting error." More »
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