24-Year-Old Miss Delaware Winner Loses Crown For Being Too Old

A 24-year-old woman is left heartbroken after losing the Miss Delaware 2014 crown. The reason why she lost the crown is because of an age clause in pageant rules.

Amanda Longacre is speaking out about it: “I did absolutely nothing wrong and I want to make that clear.” [Via USA Today]

24-Year-Old Miss Delaware Winner Loses Crown For Being Too Old
The reason why she lost the crown is because of an age clause in pageant rules. According to a state ruling, all contestants must be between the ages of 17-24 through the whole year.

All the paperwork shows she is 24 years old but somehow the board didn’t catch the fact she’ll be turning 25 in October, which prevents her from competing. Executives didn’t realize the error until after she was already deemed the Miss Delaware 2014 winner.