It's not all roses and tiaras for these lovely ladies: look back at some of the major missteps these Misses have made. In December , the former Miss Kentucky admitted to sending nude photos of herself to a year-old — and faces up to two years in prison for her crime. I messed up big-time. In July , she was sentenced to two years in prison. Carpenter-Bearse was crowned Miss Kentucky in
Williams originally made history on September 17, , when she became the first Black woman to win the Miss America crown. She attended Syracuse University and studied musical theater. In , while working a summer job as a receptionist at a modeling agency in Mt. After Williams became Miss America, the photographer sold the pictures to Penthouse without her knowledge.
What a difference a year makes. This year, all 51 Miss USA contestants have posed for their official photos wearing seductive expressions on their faces and not a whole lot else on their bodies. Taken by fashion photographer Fadil Berisha in dramatic black-and-white, the shots feature racy lingerie, smoldering looks and plenty of bare skin. We are owned by Donald Trump. Responding to reported angry phone calls to pageant officials over the steamy shots, Trump himself came to their defense.
By Reuters Staff. Then he will think about what is best for the very successful Miss USA pageant. If Conner is dethroned, runner-up Tamiko Nash, Miss California, will take her place, and Conner would join a list of beauty queens who have fallen from grace for breaching written -- and unwritten -- rules after donning their tiara. Related Coverage. Miss USA organizers declined to hand over a list of rules for their titleholder, but said she had to be a role model.