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


Shortly after Hay, from Texas, was crowned Miss Teen USA 2016 in Las Vegas, tweets containing a racial slur surfaced from an account belonging to the 18-year-old. The Miss Universe Organization, which owns the pageant, condemned the tweets but said Hay would keep her crown and the organization would support "her continued growth." Hay echoed those same sentiments in an Instagram post, writing: "Through hard work, education and thanks in large part to the sisterhood that I have come to know through pageants, I am proud to say that I am today a better person."