Just one week after being crowned Miss Florida USA, Genesis Davila had her crown and title taken away.
The reason? Her hair and makeup.
Apparently, the Puerto Rican model used pros to assist with her hair and makeup in her private room – a strict violation of pageant rules.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy on rules,” Miss Florida USA executive producer Grant Gravitt told Miami’s Local 10. “Whether it’s something major or minor, it’s all about keeping an equal and level playing field. Unfortunately, our title holder sought an unfair competitive advantage, and that’s just not acceptable in our system.”
“When one steps out of line, it’s not fair to the other 64, and I couldn’t look at the other 64 in the eye knowing that I had substantial proof to say,” he continued. “This is not a good day for either the pageant or this poor lady. We wish her no harm. We wish her no ill-will. She made a bad choice, but she’s a very good kid, and we wish her the best in her career.”
Although Genesis has hired a legal team to help fight the decision, Gravitt says the decision is final.
The runner-up, Miss Sunny Isles Beach USA Linette De Los Santos, will take the title and compete in the next Miss USA pageant.
Sorry, girl. At least you got a great bikini body out of this?