Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King stepped down from her prestigious title on Tuesday after a sex tape that allegedly features the reigning teen surfaced.
In the beginning of the sex tape, which was released on a porn website on Monday, the girl that appears to be 18-year-old King refers to herself as a “Miss Teen.” When asked why she’s decided to do the video, she responds sayingÂ ”I thought it would be fun and I needed the money.”
“It is an honor to be part of the Miss Universe organization and [it] can provide huge life-changing opportunities for young women,” Keylee Sanders, a former Miss Teen USA and co-executive director of the state pageant, said in a statement on the resignation.Â ”If the footage is of Miss King, I feel this is a perfect example for all teens to learn that these types of actions have consequences.”
Despite resigning, King is denying any involvement in the video.
As a former pageant girl myself, I’ve gotta say that this is always disappointing. It’s made very clear in contracts before you even enter the pageant that if you have been involved in any type of scandalous behavior of this sort not to enter to begin with. It’s really that simple. You wanna make a sex tape? Don’t be a role model for other teenagers. Make your money, but stay out of the pageant circuit.