Beauty Queens Gone Wild

Topless photos, porn careers, attempted murder... these beauty queens stand accused of a variety of indecencies.

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While some beauty queens go wild partying, others allegedly go violent. Former Miss Pima County and two-time Miss Arizona contestant Kumari Fulbright, seen at right during her calendar model days, was arrested for allegedly kidnapping, biting and threatening a former boyfriend with a gun. She hoped to head back to law school after the whole ordeal was over.
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Former Miss Nevada USA Katie Rees was fired after photos of her exposing her nipple and simulating sexual acts in a Florida night club were posted on the MySpace page of an escort service. Two years later, Rees was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and resisting an officer.
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Miss USA 2009 runner-up Carrie Prejean almost lost her Miss California crown for some semi-nude photos (it was a windy day!), but was ultimately fired for breech of contract.
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Carrie wasn't the only woman in trouble with the Miss USA organization. Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner almost got fired by Donald Trump for her reported drinking and drug habits (and a photo of her kissing Miss Teen USA Katie Blair). She kept her crown after apologizing and agreeing to go to rehab.
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Miss Teen USA 2007 Katie Blair kept her crown after getting caught for underage drinking (note the "teen" in Miss Teen USA) in New York City, but Mothers Against Drunk Driving was not pleased. MADD, which usually teams with Miss Teen USA, severed ties with Blair and said the organization didn't think she would be an "effective spokesperson."
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Before Pocahantas and Ugly Betty, Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America in 1984. She reportedly received a lot of hate-mail because she was the first African-American Miss America, but it was her racy photos printed in Penthouse magazine taken before the pageant that made her resign.
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Miss Canada International 1995 Danielle House was talented, poised and accused of having a nasty right hook. Police in St. John's, Newfoundland, charged the 20-year-old beauty queen with assault after she allegedly hit a woman in the face in a bar near St. John's Memorial University.
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Kelli McCarty of Liberal, Kansas, won the 1991 Miss USA crown and went on to enjoy an acting career on the soap Passions. Today, she's an adult entertainment actress who just wrapped her first hardcore porn film, Faithless.
This beauty queen went wild Bill. Miss America 1981 Elizabeth Ward told the New York Daily News that she had consensual sex with Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas.
Danielle Lloyd, Miss Great Britain 2006, was stripped of her title after she posed for Playboy... and it was discovered she was dating one of the pageant's judges. Lloyd, buoyed by a reported total of three breast enhancement surgeries, went on to to appear on the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother.
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Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2008 Lindsey Evans dined and dashed, but made the silly mistake of leaving her purse inside the restaurant. When the police opened it, they allegedly found marijuana inside. Lindsey was charged with one count of possession and theft. She also lost her crown.
Heather "Hedy" L. Di Carlo, the 2005 Mrs. New Jersey pageant winner, was charged in 2007 with 3rd degree theft after writing more than $70,000 worth of bad checks to an antiques store. She was arrested in the suburban home she shared with her husband and kids and sprung from the slammer on $25,000 bail.
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Elyse Umemoto, Miss Washington 2008, was permitted to compete in the Miss America pageant after photos were released of her wearing her crown while playing beer pong and flipping off the camera. She was named the second runner-up to Miss America.
Miss North Carolina 2002 Rebekah Revels resigned her title after an ex-boyfriend hinted to the Miss America organization that he had topless photos of her. After the scholarship group crowned runner-up Misty Dawn Clymer the new Miss North Carolina, Revels fought in court to get the crown back, saying the photos were taken without her knowledge. She lost and Misty Dawn represented the Tar Heel state in the national competition.
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Mexican beauty queen Miss Sinaloa Laura Zuniga and six men were arrested in December 2008 while traveling with guns and around $100,000 in cash in Mexico. She was sentenced to more than a month in prison after being found in company of a presumed Juarez cartel lord and five other presumed drug dealers.
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After posing nude for French Playboy, Miss France 2004 Laetiti Bleger was not permitted to wear her crown or sash for six months.
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Miss Williamsburg 1993 Tracy Lippard, who also competed to become Miss Virginia, was convicted of two counts of second-degree attempted murder after she tried to kill the mother of her boyfriend's baby and the woman's father. One of the lawyers in the case called her a "psycho Barbie doll gone bad."
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