Miss New Jersey Survives Racy Photo Furor

Garden State beauty queen keeps her crown despite Facebook leak
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2007 3:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – Miss New Jersey can keep her tiara, say pageant officials who ruled unanimously that risqué photos of the beauty queen leaked from her Facebook page aren't that bad. The images, which Amy Polumbo revealed on the Today Show yesterday, contained no nudity or underage drinking, but did show Polumbo in some mildly suggestive positions.

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"It's not in a ladylike manner," she admitted to Matt Lauer, but added, "I'm not a robot. I'm a human being." An anonymous group calling itself the "Committee to Save Miss America" threatened to reveal the photos of Polumbo if she didn't resign her post, but she turned the tables on the would-be blackmailers by unveiling the relatively innocuous pics herself. (Read more Miss New Jersey stories.)

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