Teen beauty queen quits amid porn claims

Martin Zavan, ninemsn
1:57pm February 27, 2013
Februrary 27, 2013: Melissa King who was crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA last year, has resigned after it was alleged she featured in a pornographic video being circulated online

A teenage beauty queen in the US has given up her crown amid claims that she starred in a porn film shortly after turning 18.

Melissa King, 18, resigned as Miss Teen Delaware USA yesterday after an adult website uploaded a video, which it claims stars the former pageant winner, Delaware Online reports.

Pageant spokeswoman Dara Busch confirmed she had received a resignation letter from the Miss King's lawyer.

The 18-year-old has denied appearing in the five-minute film, which shows a woman that looks and sounds like the former beauty queen performing a number of sex acts with a man.

"There are comments saying this, however, it's not comments that are true," Miss King said.

The film shows an 18-year-old woman interviewed on what appears to be a hotel bed, before the sex begins.

The teen, who did not give her name, admitted she had taken part in beauty pageants.

"You're actually a Miss Teen for a certain state? I'm not going to say the state or anything… you did beauty pageants?" a man interviewing the 18-year-old asks.

"I've done them," she answers.

Miss King was the reigning Miss Teen Delaware International 2012 when the video was shot.

The man also asks the woman when she turned 18, to which she replied March.

Miss King turned 18 in March last year, according to the Miss Teen Delaware USA website.

The title will be taken by Hailey Lawler, who was runner-up in last November's pageant.

Source: Delaware Online

Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Nick Pearson

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