Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre Loses Her Crown Over Age Dispute; Officials Say She's Too Old at 24

June 27, 2014 4:14 PM

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Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre Loses Her Crown Over Age Dispute; Officials Say She's Too Old at 24

Age, it turns out, is not just a number for the Miss America Organization. Two weeks after she was crowned Miss Delaware in her state's pageant on June 14, Amanda Longacre lost the title because of an age dispute. Rules state that contestants in the Miss America pageant must be 17 to 24 years old; Longacre turns 25 in October, a month after the competition.

In a video about the controversy, posted by Delaware Online, Longacre claims she checked with pageant supervisors about the age requirement prior to enrolling; they reportedly told her that she was eligible to compete as long as she was 24 at the time of the actual pageant, which takes place in Sept...

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