Pretty Ugly: The Biggest Beauty Pageant Controversies

It's not all roses and tiaras for these lovely ladies: look back at some of the major missteps these Misses have made


Lebanese Miss Universe 2015 contestant Saly Greige and Miss Israel Doron Matalon were at the center of an international firestorm after a photo of the contestants (with Miss Japan and Miss Slovenia) ended up on social media on Jan. 18. A refresher: Lebanon and Israel have been at war since 2006, and Lebanese citizens can be imprisoned for coming in contact with Israelis. Amid talks that her title be revoked, Greige defended herself on Instagram, writing that she'd been "cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss Israel," adding that Matalon jumped into a picture without asking first.