Ridiculed former Miss America calls board offer 'laughable'

December 28, 2017 - 10:18 am

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Miss America whose appearance and sex life was ridiculed in emails sent by officials of the Miss America Organization says the group's request to enlist former pageant winners in the search for new leaders is "laughable" and insulting.

Mallory Hagan tells The Associated Press the offer made Wednesday night by the remaining members of the group's board is insulting to anyone who ever competed or volunteered in the pageant.

She and other former Miss Americas are renewing their call for the entire board to step down.

The CEO, president and board chairman resigned Saturday.

In emails published last week by the Huffington Post, Miss America officials singled out Hagan for special attention, criticizing her appearance and speculating on how many men she has had sex with.

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