20 Ugly Beauty Pageant Scandals

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7. Amanda Longacre

Amanda Longacre
Oops! Amanda Longacre was discovered to be too old to compete in Miss America, just two weeks after winning Miss Delaware 2014.

8. Nia Sanchez

Nia Sanchez
Nia Sanchez was crowned Miss USA in 2014. But questions continue to swirl over whether she faked a residency in Nevada in order to avoid the grueling Miss California competition.

9. Elizabeth Fechtel

Elizabeth Fechtel
Elizabeth Fechtel won Miss Florida in 2014. Just five days later, officials cited a scoring error and actually awarded the title to Victoria Cowen instead.

10. Alicia Machado

Alicia Machado
This one is crazy: Alicia Machado won Miss Universe in 1996. Officials then threatened to replace her unless she lost weight! She followed their orders… and then Donald Trump called her an “eating machine” on Howard Stern.

11. Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams was stipped of her 1983 Miss America crown due to past pictures of her posing in Penthouse. Over 30 years later, the Miss America CEO issued a public apology to Williams.

12. Tara Conner

Tara Conner
Tara Conner tested positive for cocaine eight months into her reign as Miss USA 2006. At a press conference, Trump said he would give Conner another chance. She now serves as a public advocacy consultant for Caron Treatment Centers.

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