Miss Dominican Republic Mrs. Out on Title She's not single, so she loses crown By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted Apr 26, 2012 1:08 AM CDT 3 comments Comments Carlina Duran shows over her beauty crown before it was yanked away. (AP Photo/Victor Calvo) (Newser) – The only thing that came between Carlina Duran and her Miss Dominican Republic title was a wedding. Organizers discovered within days of crowning Duran last week that she was married in 2009, making her ineligible to win the contest reserved for single females. Duran, 25, insisted the marriage was "brief" and that annulment proceedings had begun, though it's not clear when. "In my daily life, I remained like a single woman, without thinking of myself neither materially nor spiritually married," said her statement. The crown has been given instead to the first runner up, Dulcita Lieggi, reports AP.