User Account Icon Created with sketchtool. Talackova eventually made it to the Top Ashley Harder The former Miss New Jersey was forced to turn in her crown after becoming pregnant, as the Miss USA rules don't allow contestants who are pregnant or have children. Wallace, the first American to win Miss World, was stripped of her title after less than four months due to behavior that was deemed inappropriate for a beauty queen, such as purported dalliences with high-profile men such as Tom Jones and George Best. She found herself in hot water once again in after an altercation with a cop led to an arrest. Racist language in old tweets from the freshly crowned Miss Teen USA is just the latest controversy for the Miss Universe Organization, which suffered a round of turmoil last year over then-owner Donald Trump's inflammatory comments against Mexicans.
Here are 13 times we found beauty pageant winners caught in a controversy:
Donald Trump came ‘waltzing in’ on naked beauty pageant contestants
However, the beauty countered that the many responsibilities required of her interfered with her university studies. From cheating rumors to nude-photo pasts, pageant winners are sometimes stripped of their titles. The way Bush and Trump talked about women in private can be heard on a recording, published last week by the Washington Post, that revealed troubling banter about kissing and groping without consent. When Fedorova gave up her Miss Universe crown, rumors swirled that she was pregnant. Hay later apologized for those comments stating, "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.