Vanessa Williams Apology Sparks Demand From De-Crowned Miss New York Contestant

Beauty queen who says she was forced to step down after appearing topless in a film wants her own mea culpa from pageant organization

No good deed shall go unpunished in the pageant world, it seems.

After apologizing to Vanessa Williams (pictured above) for forcing her to retire over her nude photos in Playboy during Sunday’s ceremony, the Miss America organization has been hit with a demand for a mea culpa from another disgraced beauty queen who was stripped of her title because of on-camera nudity.

Jennifer DeLora, a former Miss Ulster County from New York who was relieved of her title for appearing nude in a movie, now wants an “oops, our bad” from the organization, TMZ reported.

DeLora was crowned Miss Ulster County in 1986 but was told she had 72 hours to step down as she was preparing to compete in the Miss New York competition after pageant officials learned she had appeared topless in the film “Bad Girls Dormitory.” The organization deemed the toplessness, which lasted for about seven seconds, was “indecent and in bad taste.”

But DeLora contended that her onscreen nudity was less graphic than Williams’ infamous photos in Penthouse, and she wants an apology.

Williams received her apology from Miss America organization CEO Sam Haskell during Sunday’s pageant.

“On behalf of today’s organization, I want to apologize to you and to your mother, Helen Williams,” Haskell said. “I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less than the Miss America you are, and the Miss America you always will be.”

The Miss America organization has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Keep
Reading...

Looks like you’re enjoying reading
Keep reading by creating
a free account or logging in.