The pictures forced Miss Williams' resignation. Valencia came out as a lesbian when she was in the ninth grade and took her girlfriend, Tamyra Bell, to her high school prom. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. She had entered the pageant as Miss Germany. Analouisa Valencia blazed trails in her quest to become Miss South Carolina in Prejean sued, claiming that her firing was religious discrimination because of her opposition to same-sex marriage, and the pageant countersued.
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Williams, who took a four-year hiatus following her controversy, said she is baffled that now celebs use such situations to make headlines and their career. Hide Caption. She initially gained recognition as the first African-American recipient of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America in September Some argue that Kardashian wouldn't even be famous were it not for her appearance in a sex tape, and most actors barely blink an eye at doing nude scenes in movies or in magazines. Photos: Controversies surrounding beauty queens.