20 Ugly Beauty Pageant Scandals

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13. Caitlyn Upton

Caitlyn Upton
Poor Caitlyn Upton. Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2007 was asked why she thought one-fifth of Americans can’t find their country on a map. Her answer called out "the Iraq" and "Asian counties" and their need for the support of the American educational system. But, hey, she finished third!

14. Rima Fakih

Rima Fakih
Rima Fakih came under fire for partying way too much. The first Muslim to be crowned Miss USA (in 2011), Fakih was sent home to Michigan to ponder her actions, but ultimately completed her reign.

15. Lindsey Evans

Lindsey Evans
Miss Teen Louisiana skipped out on a $46 bill at a restaurant in 2008, leaving behind a purse with her driver's license … and, allegedly, some marijuana. She was subsequently stripped of her title.

16. Steve Harvey Announces WRONG Miss Universe Winner: You Gotta Watch This!

Steve Harvey announces the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant ... then awkwardly corrects himself. You gotta see this to believe it.

17. Miss Puerto Rico: Suspended for Tweeting Really Horrible Stuff About Muslims

Miss Puerto Rico: Suspended for Tweeting Really Horrible Stuff About Muslims
Say what, Miss Puerto Rico?!? Destiny Velez has been suspended by the Miss America Organization for writing some hateful things about Muslims on Twitter.


Madison Cox won the title pf Miss South Carolina Teen International in 2015. She then got arrested for writing fake doctor notes.

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