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Delaware Beauty Queen Resigns After Online Porn Video Surfaces

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By Jericka Duncan

WESTMINSTER, MD (CBS) – In an effort to hear from the beauty queen who allegedly appeared in a sex tape, Eyewitness News traveled to Westminster, Maryland.

A man at the home we visited said King may talk, but then he referred us to her attorney.

Melissa King seemingly had it all. In November 2012 she won Miss Delaware Teen USA.

According to her Miss Delaware USA bio, the 18-year-old is a competitive gymnast who excelled in the classroom.

But Tuesday, an x-rated video of a girl that looks and sounds like King surfaced on the internet.
The video starts with a young woman on a bed answering questions from the cameraman.

He asks why she decided to do a sex tape. She says, she thought it would be fun and she needed the money.

When the cameraman asks whether she’s done beauty pageants, she syas, “I’ve done them.”

Tuesday, pageant officials confirmed King’s attorney sent them a resignation letter.

We found video of King on YouTube where she is being interviewed for a documentary about growing up in foster care.

King says she entered the foster care system at the age of 12 and described her life as sometimes stressful when she was moving from place to place.

While many people have criticized King since the video leaked, dozens are coming to her defense on Twitter.

One woman wrote, “Everyone falls down but its how they get back up that really matters.”

King responded by writing, “Thank you Melissa, it means a lot.”

An hour before that post, King wrote “God wouldn’t give you something that you couldn’t handle.”

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