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Miss USA 2010
The former Miss USA, 26, was arrested in Michigan on the weekend of Dec. 3 on suspicion of drunk driving. Despite a tweet on her feed declaring her innocence, the origin of which remains unknown – "I'm NOT in Michigan and I'm NOT in jail!" it read – her lawyer Doraid Elder later confirmed to the Detroit Free Press that she’s "taking full responsibility."
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Miss USA runner-up, 2009
Prejean, 24, didn't wait until the 2009 pageant was over to stir controversy, telling judges she believed marriage should be reserved for straight couples – to public outcry. But it wasn't until a partially nude photo and a sex tape surfaced that Miss USA owner Donald Trump relieved Prejean of her duties as Miss California USA in June 2009, citing "breach of contract."
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Miss USA 2006
In December 2006, rumors swirled that Conner, then 21, was abusing drugs and alcohol. After photos emerged showing her in a passionate kiss with Miss Teen USA, and she reportedly tested positive for cocaine, Trump sent Conner to rehab, saying, "I've always been a believer in second chances." She's now a consultant for Caron Treatment Centers.
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Miss America 1984
Perhaps the most famous of the fallen beauty queens, Williams, 48, resigned as Miss America in July 1984 after nude shots from her pre-pageant days came to light – and ended up in Penthouse. But Williams had the last laugh, going on to successful careers in music and TV.
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Miss World 1973
Just 104 days after becoming the first American to win the Miss World title, Wallace, then 20, had it taken away amid reports she was dating Welsh singer Tom Jones and British soccer star George Best. Pageant organizers said she "failed to fulfill the basic requirements of the job." Three months later, she overdosed on pills. But she bounced back in 1981 as one of the first anchors of Entertainment Tonight.
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Miss USA 2007While modeling a glitzy dress during the evening-gown competition, the smiling brunette took a huge fall. She quickly bounced back up at the 56th annual Miss Universe pageant in Mexico City.
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Miss USA 2008A year later, Stewart slipped during the evening-gown competition at the 57th annual Miss Universe pageant in Vietnam.
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Miss Teen LouisianaEvans lost her title in 2008 after getting arrested on charges of skipping out on a $46 tab – and leaving behind an illicit item. Called to the Posados Café in Bossier City, La., police found Evans's driver's license in the purse, which also contained a substance suspected to be marijuana.