When beauty queens get ugly [SLIDESHOW]

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Beauty pageants always seem to draw controversies.

The most recent scandal to hit headlines involves the country’s first immigrant Miss USA Rima Fakih. Less than 24 hours after being crowned, a radio station released racy pictures of Fakih in a pole dancing competition. This news comes on the tail of the controversial Miss USA lingerie photo shoot, where the contestants were scantily clad for promotional shots for the pageant.

While you’d think it’d be easy for a pageant girl to keep her clothes on and pull it together, it isn’t.

Here’s a slideshow of some of the other, historic scandals in the USA’s pageant history: