Amanda Longacre's tenure as Miss Delaware was short-lived.
The Bear resident was crowned June 14, but she has since been disqualified for being too old. The Miss America Organization says contestants must be 17 to 24 years old, and Longacre will turn 25 in October.
First runner-up Brittany Lewis, 24, was crowned in a brief ceremony at the Dover Downs Hotel Casino Thursday. Longacre isn't going down with a fight, however. The pageant queen insists that she signed her contract, with her age and birthday clearly stated, and a member of the board signed off on that contract on a local, state and national level. On Tuesday, she was notified that her age was an issue.
Longacre will not able to compete in the Miss America Pageant in September. In addition to being stripped of her title, she loses all prizes associated with that title, including an $11,000 scholarship.