Delaware’s Hailey Lawler has just become the official Miss Delaware Teen USA — but not because she beat out all the other contestants. Hailey was granted the crown by default after the former Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King stepped down after questions arose regarding an online porn video in which she allegedly starred.
“I would like to confirm the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant has received a resignation letter from Miss King’s attorney,” a rep for the Miss Teen USA pageant revealed today in a statement obtained by TMZ.
The video (screen cap above) hit the web yesterday and while Melissa confirmed that she was aware of the footage, she denied being in it. “Absolutely not,” she said of her reported involvement. “It is not.”
In the video clip, which lasts about five minutes, a young woman who looks a LOT like Melissa King (see the side-by-side photos at the top of this post for comparison) is asked by a man off camera when turned 18, to which she replies, “about three months ago. March.” On the Miss Delaware Teen USA website it lists Melissa King’s birthday as March 29.
The young woman in the clip is then asked what motivated her to make her first adult video. “I thought it’d be fun and it sounded like I needed the money,” the woman says. “So I just decided to do it.”
After a series of questions about her sex life and current relationship status it comes up that the young woman is a pageant veteran. “It’s pretty interesting. You’re actually a Miss, Miss Teen?” the man asks. She seems reluctant to talk about specifics, but the interviewer assures her, “I’m not going to say the state or anything. … You did beauty pageants?”
“I’ve done them, yes,” she responds.
She’s then asked if she told anyone about the shoot, to which she replies, “It’s not a big secret. But I didn’t tell anybody specifically what I was doing.”
After that there isn’t much talking. At all.
Here’s an excerpt of the interview portion
Melissa has been relatively quiet on Twitter, though she did write, “Once you move on in life people shouldn’t try to use your past against you… Let them be happy” on Saturday. Recently she has basically just been retweeting people who are telling others to leave her alone.