It’s Not All Roses and Tiaras for These Lovely Ladies: Look Back at Some of The Major Missteps These Misses Have Made
1 Caroline Jurie
Pushpika De Silva, a contestant who took home the title of “Mrs. Sri Lanka” in April 2021, claimed she was hurt when a previous champion forcibly removed her crown from her head on stage.
A television broadcast of the event captured the occurrence, showing De Silva being crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka before Caroline Jurie, who won the pageant in 2019 and is presently the reigning Mrs. World, took her place.
Jurie highlighted a pageant regulation that prohibits women who have been divorced from earning the title in a video of the crowning ceremony that was published by the Colombo Gazette.
Jurie explained to the audience that the first runner-up would receive the crown because the requirement to win was to be married and not divorced.
Later, De Silva claimed that she was not divorced and that Jurie would be the target of legal action. Days later, Jurie surrendered her own crown and was detained for the event as well, but she was later released on bond. She asserted that she was merely fighting for a “fair stage” in a video clip, adding that she “will always stand for what I believe is right.”
2. Bearse, Ramsey Carpenter
The former Miss Kentucky, who faces up to two years in prison for her crime, admitted to sending naked images of herself to a 15-year-old in December 2019.
Carpenter-Bearse, who was 29 at the time, admitted guilt to the charge of owning materials that showed children engaging in sexually explicit behavior in court on December 17. She stated, “Since I am the adult, and he was just a youngster, it is my fault, and I accept full accountability for the issue.” “So in some sense, I am at fault for this crime. I made a terrible mistake.”
She received a Two-Year Sentence in July 2020.
2014 saw Carpenter-Bearse named Miss Kentucky. She started working as a teacher in West Virginia after her reign. In accordance with a news statement from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office from 2018, Carpenter-Bearse was accused of providing pornographic materials to a youngster last year.
The student’s parents reportedly told authorities that they had discovered pornographic images on the boy’s phone, according to a criminal complaint that was originally obtained by the Associated Press. The photos had been saved to the phone’s camera roll and purportedly transmitted via Snapchat.
3. Summers, Sarah Rose
Before the Miss Universe pageant in December, Miss USA 2018 apologized after she received backlash for an Instagram video in which she appeared to make fun of some of her fellow contestants’ English language abilities.
“Women from all over the world have the chance to exchange knowledge about one another’s cultures, experiences, and worldviews through @MissUniverse. We can all learn from one another despite coming from various backgrounds “Summers commented next to a picture of herself and the other candidates hugging.
Summers said, “I said something that I now see can be viewed as not respectful, and I regret, in a moment where I intended to applaud the strength of a few of my sisters. “Being a caring and empathic woman is vital to my life, friendships, and profession.
I would never want to injure someone else. I am appreciative of the chance to discuss this experience with Miss Vietnam H’Hen and Miss Cambodia Nat personally. The times that matter most to me are these ones.”
Despite finishing in last place, Summers was still permitted to compete in the Miss Universe competition.
4. Contest for Miss Massachusetts
After a skit on June 30, 2018, the Miss Massachusetts competition made fun of the #MeToo movement, a beauty pageant contestant turned up her Miss Plymouth County crown and title.
In an Instagram post, Maude Gorman, who has spoken out about being gang raped when she was 13 years old, announced her resignation.
The Observer posted a video of the crude comedy scene where a lady questions a man disguised as God about why Miss America is getting rid of the swimsuit competition.
“The final staged swimsuit competition may have just happened. It is quite distressing “says the woman. And God, I’m trying to figure out why it happened.
He responds, holding up a #MeToo sign as the audience laughs, “Me too, Amy.” Later, the Miss Massachusetts Board of Directors issued a Facebook apology for the prank.
5. CEO of Miss America Sam Haskell
After the Huffington Post published a story on multiple improper emails sent by the Miss America CEO, including some that addressed the sex life and physical characteristics of previous winners, the organization’s leader resigned in December 2017.
Along with board member Tammy Haddad, who participated in some of the emails, board chair Lynn Weidner also announced her resignation. Following the publication of the email, 49 former Miss America winners joined a petition demanding Haskell’s resignation. Several of them spoke out against abuse they had experienced while competing in the contest.