Oops she didn’t win?
The winner of the 2014 Miss Florida pageant was dethroned on Friday when organizers said they had crowned the wrong woman after a vote-count error.
Elizabeth Fechtel, a 20-year-old student at the University of Florida, won this year’s pageant in front of nearly 2,000 spectators last Saturday in St. Petersburg, Florida.
But the ballot counter didn’t see that one of the five judges had changed his mind, writing a new line up on the left-hand side of his ballot.
The true Miss Florida contest winner was Victoria Cowen, a 21-year-old student at Florida State University.
Meanwhile, in Delaware, beauty contest winner Amanda Longacre was stripped of her crown as Miss Delaware this week because she will turn 25 in October and pageant rules say contestants must be no older than 24 in 2014.
Photo Above: Miss Florida Facebook | Elizabeth Fechtel is shown as the winner in the Miss Florida pageant’s Facebook photo. The newly declared winner, Victoria Cowen, is second from the left.