Dethroned Miss Florida USA Denies She Broke Pageant Rules, Sues Organizers For $15 Million
By FOX NEWS // August 2, 2016
violated rules by allegedly having professional stylists not affiliated with the pageant
(FOX NEWS) – Claiming a need to restore her tarnished reputation, Genesis Davila is suing the organizers of the Miss Florida USA pageant after she was stripped of her crown due to allegations that she broke the beauty contest’s rules.
Flanked by her attorneys and her life coach at press conference in Miami on Monday, Davila said the accusations took her by surprise. “The way I found out was through social media,” said the beauty queen, who is demanding $15 million.
“Of course, I was devastated,” she said. “I have faced many challenges in my life, but nothing like this.”
Davila, a Puerto Rican, represented Miami Beach during the June 28 to July 2 pageant.
Her reign was short-lived. Pageant officials took away her 2017 crown three weeks following her coronation, after Miss Florida executive producer Grant Gravitt Jr. claimed eye-witness accounts and other evidence shows she violated rules by having professional stylists not affiliated with the pageant fix her hair and makeup before the show.