Melissa King, Miss Delaware Teen USA, resigned her crown Tuesday after a sex video that supposedly featuring her surfaced online, The Delaware News Journal reports.
Pageant spokeswoman Dara Busch told the newspaper that the organization had received a resignation letter from King's attorney on Tuesday.
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On Monday, the website GirlsDoPorn.com posted a video featuring a woman the site identified as Miss Delaware Teen USA. According to the paper, the woman in the video looks and sounds like King, 18.
The woman in the sex video also says that her birthday is in March, the same month as King's, and tells the person interviewing her that she has done beauty pageants. When asked why she was doing the tape, the woman responds, "I thought it would be fun and I needed the money. So I just decided to do it."
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However, in an interview with The News Journal on Monday, King said she was aware of the video but said it was "absolutely not" her. "There are comments saying this; however, it's not comments that are true," she said. When asked if the woman in the video is just someone who closely resembles her, King answered, "Um, I'd rather not be talking right now, but yeah."
At the time of the video, King was allegedly the reigning Miss Teen Delaware International 2012. The runner-up, 17-year-old Hailey Lawler, will replace King as Miss Delaware Teen USA.