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5 Biggest Beauty Pageant Scandals

Wearing a tiara doesn't always end in happily ever after

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Big smiles, sparkling tiaras, cringe-inducing Q&A sessions -- beauty pageants are often formulaic pomp and pageantry spectacles. But sometimes, a little controversy can really heat things up.

The most recent controversy surrounds this weekend’s Miss USA 2012 pageant. Miss Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin, has resigned from her position after claiming that the entire contest was rigged.

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