Miss Delaware Teen USA –Now Living In Md.– Resigns Amid Porn Site Controversy

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (WJZ)— A beauty queen gives back her crown after controversy surrounding a porn site.

Mary Bubala reports Miss Delaware Teen USA claims it’s not her in the explicit online video– even though the pictures appear to tell a different story.

Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King has resigned her post after a video appeared on a pornographic website — shot just four months before King was crowned.

She denies it’s her. But at the start of the video the woman admits to being in beauty pageants, and she answers other questions before it gets explicit.

“I thought it would be fun and sounded like I needed the money,” the woman in the video says.

King won the crown last November. Now her runner-up will take her place.

Miss Delaware Teen USA is run by Donald Trump’s Miss Universe organization.

Former Miss Maryland USA shared her opinion.

“I think by resigning — I don’t want to say that’s admitting guilt — but why else would you resign? If it wasn’t you I would think that you would go ahead and fight that,” said Miss Maryland 2001 Megan Gunning.

King is reportedly now in Maryland staying with relatives in Westminster.

Many people have criticized King since the video surfaced this week, but dozens are coming to her defense on Twitter.

One woman writes “everyone falls down, but it’s how they get back up that really matters.”

King posted this: “God wouldn’t give you something that you couldn’t handle.”

In King’s hometown of Bethany Beach, Del., residents are reacting to the downfall of their teen beauty queen.

“You hate to see anything like this happen because kids work so hard to get something like that, and then this kind of news comes out; just a total shock,” one resident said.

King has hired an attorney, Gregory Hannigan of Hagerstown, Md., but so far he has made no comment when we tried to reach out.

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