But what should’ve cost her the crown is that ugly lemon cupcake of a rejected quinceañera dress.
The Miss Teen USA pageant went down on Saturday night in Las Vegas, NV and the 5 finalists were all blonde-haired clones of each other. The final 5 line-up looked like the call backs to be Leonardo DiCatchAHo’s new girlfriend. Or like contestants from The Bachelor if the bachelor was Donald Trump. Or like the Bravo laboratory where scientists grow future cast members for The Real Housewives of Orange County. You get the point. One teenage blonde beauty queen managed to rise out of the pile of teenage blonde beauty queens to snatch the crown, and that blonde was 18-year-old Miss Teen Texas, Karlie Hay. And a quick second after Karlie Hay was crowned the new Miss Teen USA, tweets from 2013 came back to haunt her ass.
On Saturday night, some celebrated Karlie’s win by passing around a screen shot of tweets she sharted up 3 years ago from a now private personal Twitter account. In the tweets, Karlie uses the n-word as a term of endearment, or something. The tweets may have earned Karlie an apprenticeship directly under Paula Deen, but they also earned her a dragging by Twitter.
Karlie responded yesterday on Twitter and she didn’t go the “I was younger and dumber then. The end” or “I was HACKED!” routes. Instead, Karlie went full beauty queen in her apology by saying that she was in a bad place and the power of pageants helped her to realize that repeatedly tweeting that slur probably wasn’t such a good idea:
“Several years ago, I had many personal struggles and found myself in a place that is not representative of who I am as a person… I admit that I have used language publicly in the past which I am not proud of and that there is no excuse for. Through hard work, education and thanks in large part to the sisterhood that I have come to know through pageants, I am proud to say that I am today a better person. I am honored to hold this title and I will use this platform to promote the values of The Miss Universe Organization, and my own, that recognize the confidence, beauty and perseverance of all women.”
That statement was totally written by Karlie and totally was not written by the PR team of the Miss Universe Organization.
“The language Karlie Hay used is unacceptable at any age and in no way reflects the values of The Miss Universe Organization. As Karlie stated, she was in a different place in her life and made a serious mistake she regrets and for which she sincerely apologizes. Karlie learned many lessons through those personal struggles that reshaped her life and values. We as an organization are committed to supporting her continued growth.”
But back to Karlie’s statement… What the hell kind of personal struggles caused her to tweet that shit? Was she possessed by the spirit of a Quentin Tarantino movie? Since it seems like the new go-to-excuse is “dehydration,” I’m surprised Karlie didn’t just say that she was really dehydrated and exhausted back then, but she’s drinking her 8 glasses of water now and has flushed the n-word outta her.