Florida beauty queen loses crown as it's revealed she had face professionally done

Florida Beauty Queen Loses Crown Because Her Makeup Was Professionally Done

Following a week of scandal, a new Miss Florida USA has been crowned.

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Linette De Los Santos was the runner-up in the contest and is now the reigning queen, thanks to a makeup debacle.

Original winner Genesis Davila had her face done up professionally, a violation of pageant rules. Contestants are supposed to do it themselves.

Davila was busted after she posted a photo on Instagram showing a professional makeup artist working on her face.

The photos didn't come to light until after she was crowned, which was when the other contestants apparently started complaining.

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De Los Santos spoke to Inside Edition with the pageant director Gary Gavitt, and said of Davila: "She's a smart girl and she's a nice girl, but at the end of the day she made an unfortunate choice."

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Gavitt added: "She sought an unfair advantage and was caught."

Davila, whose crown was taken away, denies she broke any rules.

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