Melissa King, Miss Delaware Teen USA, has relinquished her crown amid allegations that she filmed a porn video just after her 18th birthday last year.
The story broke this week when a sex video on the "real amateur girls" website GirlsDoPorn (dot) com surfaced that allegedly starred Melissa King.
The site is very NSFW obviously, as is the video. The clip seen above is just King - or a King doppelganger - talking. No clothes are taken off here.
In the Melissa King video, she says she turned 18 three months ago - in March, her birth month - and is doing porn because she needed the money.
She then says that she participates in beauty pageants, though she doesn't reveal in which state (she also says she likes to be on top).
Crazy as it seems that a young, attractive woman with a bright future like Melissa would resort to this, she reportedly overcame a difficult background.
In a documentary about foster care in Delaware, King, having recently been crowned Miss Teen Delaware International, discusses her rise to success.
Having been a foster kid from age 12 to age 18, King notes that depression and anxiety are common for foster children, not to mention fiscal hardship.
As Miss Delaware Teen USA, Melissa had vowed to give back and dedicate a great deal of her volunteer efforts to working with other foster children.
King initially denied it was her on the sex video.
“Absolutely not. It is not,” she said declining to offer anything beyond, “There are comments saying this, however, it’s not comments that are true.”
A rep for Miss Teen USA said, "I would like to confirm the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant has received a resignation letter from Miss King’s attorney."
Nevertheless, reports say the pageant says they have reached out to runner-up Hailey Lawler to replace King, who will in fact hand over the tiara.
If her recent social-media activity is any indication, it would appear that King knew her past was coming back to bite her. Here's one recent Tweet: