By peoplestaff225
January 16, 2007 09:30 PM

Ashley Harder, 20, who is the current holder of the Miss New Jersey USA 2007, has resigned because she is pregnant. Harder told The Philadelphia Daily News that she stepped down because it is against the pageant rules to be pregnant, making the tiara go over to runner-up Erin Abrahamson.

Ashley’s first child is due "late summer" and she also is planning to marry the father of the baby. Of the pregnancy and her decision to resign, Ashley said,

Source: CNN

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