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Things have gotten pretty ugly for one beauty queen.
Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King gave up her crown Tuesday, a rep for the Miss Teen USA pageant said in a statement. According to multiple reports, the reason for the 18-year-old brunette's resignation is an alleged porn tape that surfaced Monday.
One obviously NSFW clip featuring a young woman purported be King shows an attractive brunette sitting on a bed for a brief interview. The woman confirms she is 18 years old. "I like being on top," she says with a laugh, just before the footage switches over to X-rated porn.
Per Delaware's Daily Times, King said Monday it was "absolutely not" her in the amateur video. The paper also reports the woman in the clip confirms she's "a Miss Teen" and confirms she's done pageants.
"It's not a big secret," she reportedly says. "But I didn't tell anybody specifically what I was doing."
Keylee Sanders from K2 Productions, which handles the Miss California USA, Miss New York USA and Miss New Hampshire USA organizations for Donald Trump's Miss Universe organization, gave E! News the following statement:
"As a former Miss Teen USA, it is sad to see such things happen to the brand and the reputation of the organization. It is an honor to be part of the Miss Universe Organization and [it] can provide huge life changing opportunities for young women," said Sanders. "If the footage is of Miss King, I feel this is a perfect example for all teens to learn that these types of actions of consequences."
King reportedly has a lawyer but has declined to name him or her. According to the Daily Times, a comment is forthcoming.
In the meantime, it looks like Miss Teen Delaware USA runner-up Hailey Lawler will be taking over the title.
—Additional reporting by Holly Passalaqua