Miss Lubbock USA's choice of evening wear at a Halloween party caused an Internet uproar, which ended with the pageant winner turning in her tiara Wednesday.
Photographs of Amanda Gass, who won the Miss Lubbock title in March, made the rounds on the Internet showing the 23-year-old wearing shorts and body paint to cover her chest. The pictures, which were featured on the nokturnalbk.com Web site, were taken down Wednesday afternoon.
Nancy Smith, director of the Lubbock pageant, said Gass turned in her crown voluntarily after the pictures surfaced because appearing nude or semi-nude violated the beauty queen's contract. "You're representing your city, and you cannot do anything like that," Smith said. "I was totally shocked."
Along with the loss in title, Gass was forced to return any prizes she won during her tenure as Miss Lubbock, Smith said, including some clothing items, several memberships to local clubs and businesses and at least $1,500 in scholarships.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Another beauty queen, another scandal. This time though, it involves a rather daring Halloween costume that involved only short shorts and some body paint and that choice has cost Miss Lubbock USA, Amanda Gass, her title. Here's more from Lubbock Online:
And just look at this mug shot for Lori Brutsche-Ely of Idaho! Wow, someone was doing a little bit of drinking, wasn't she? Here's more from the Idaho Mountain Express:
A former Blaine County woman has been charged with eight crimes—five of them felonies—following alleged altercations on Halloween night at The Mint nightclub in Hailey and later at the Blaine County Jail.
Forty-one-year-old Lori M. Brutsche-Ely, who now lives in Twin Falls, is charged with four felony counts of battery against police officers or jailers, another felony for allegedly destroying jail equipment, and misdemeanor charges of battery, indecent exposure and malicious injury to property.
The case against Brutsche-Ely started on Oct. 31 shortly before midnight when Hailey police were called to The Mint nightclub on Main Street on reports of a woman stealing beer from other patrons, exposing herself to the band, trying to start fights and refusing to leave the establishment.
Hailey officer Shelly Pharis wrote in a probable cause affidavit that when she arrived at the bar she found Brutsche-Ely, completely unclothed, outside and in front of the nightclub yelling at Mint security personnel and patrons who had followed the fracas outside.
Brutsche-Ely was charged with four crimes for things she allegedly did in or outside of the Mint. The misdemeanor indecent exposure charge alleges that Brutsche-Ely illegally exposed her private parts in public, while the misdemeanor battery charge alleges that she kicked Mint security man Mike Kimball in the groin.