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

Credit: Courtesy Amanda Longacre

Updated: Tuesday Jul 08, 2014 | 12:00 PM EDT By: Laura Lane, Brooke Showell & Michelle Ward


Some say that age is just a number. But that wasn't true for Longacre, who won the Miss Delaware 2014 title, only to lose it two weeks later when pageant officials decided she would be too old to compete in the upcoming Miss America Pageant (she was told she had to be 24 by the time of the competition, and she turns 25 one month after it ends). Though her scholarship money was returned, Longacre filed a lawsuit on July 15 seeking to be reinstated as Miss Delaware and to be allowed to compete in the Miss America pageant.