The Associated Press has reported that Lindsey Evans, Miss Teen Louisiana, has been decrowned as of Tuesday because of an arrest. According to Herald Wire Services, Lindsey Evans was arrested last weekend after she returned to a restaurant to retrieve her purse.
The problem was that Lindsey Evans was part of a group of women who left the restaurant without paying their tab, in effect theft. Unfortunately for Lindsey Evans, like a good citizen, she had her driver’s license in her purse, so police knew exactly who was part of the group that stiffed the restaurant. When the group came back to pick up her purse, they were arrested. 3 out of 4 of the women, including the reigning Miss Teen Louisiana, were also arrested on drug charges.
Over the years, the nation has seen some beauty queens dethroned. However, most of the scandals involving beauty queens, such as Miss Teen Louisiana, Lindsey Evans, usually include a hearty helping of sex related to their scandal. Later Miss Louisiana tried to cheat the drug test with detox drink, but she was caught as the cleansing drink wasnt a good one.
Other Recent Beauty Queen scandals
Katie Rees faced a firestorm of controversy after pictures of her kissing another woman hit the Internet. Katie Rees was quickly dethroned as Miss Nevada and was replaced by the first runner up, who competed in her stead in the Miss USA 2007 beauty pageant. The photos were sexually suggestive and included a woman. Katie Rees lost her crown despite the fact that the photos were 3 years old when they surfaced.
Just a year prior, Miss USA 2006, Tara Conner, was also involved in a scandal. Like Katie Reese, Tara Conner’s scandal involved a racy photo of her kissing a woman, and like Miss Teen Louisiana, Lindsey Evans, she also was accused of drug use, which in her case involved cocaine. She was also alleged to have been sighted drinking underage. However, despite the scandal, Tara Conner was allowed to keep her crown, enter drug treatment and finish her reign.
At least for Lindsey Evans, her reign was nearly complete, as the next Miss Teen Louisiana is set to be crowned on November 1. However, Lindsey Evans will be marking another date on her calendar. Charged with one count of theft and one count of marijuana possession, she will appear in court on January 14, 2009.