Jessica Wittenbrink was crowned Miss South Florida 2008. That's the good news. The bad news? The expensive dress of this lovely young...

by Mischalova at

Jessica Wittenbrink was crowned Miss South Florida Saturday night.

But what would a beauty pageant be without a bit of controversy, right Katie Rees? Know what we mean, Ingrid Marie Rivera? Don't you agree, Tara Conner?

In this latest beauty pageant scandal, a $3,400 dress belonging to Wittenbrink was found vandalized backstage in the middle of Saturday night's event, leading to a police inquiry and questions about how the situation was handled.

Seen here, Jessica Wittenbrink is wearing the dress that was later found to be smeared with lipstick.

Wittenbrink did eventually win the competition - along with $6,000 in cash, scholarship money and the opportunity to compete in the Miss Florida - rendering this scandal a bit less... scandalous.

Moreover, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said there was not enough ''conclusive evidence'' to name a suspect, whether it was one of the pageant contestants or an outsider.

"Unless new information presents itself, the case is going to be inactive,'' said Sgt. Pete Palenzuela, a PBSO spokesman.

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