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Caroline Schwitzky (PICTURES): Porn title costs Fla. beauty queen her crown

Caroline Schwitzky (PICTURES): Porn Costs Fla. Beauty Queen Her Crown
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(CBS) - An official for "Miss Exxxotica" is speaking out on behalf of beauty queen Caroline Schwitzky, who was reportedly disqualified from competition in the Miss Florida pageant after pageant officials discovered she won a title when she was 18 in a competition at the porn convention.

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"We are sad to hear Ms. Schwitzky is being discriminated against because of her Miss Exxxotica title," J. Handy of Victory Tradeshow Management, Exxxotica's parent company, told trade magazine Adult Video News. "The competition, and Exxxotica as a whole, is a celebration of sexy. It sounds more like the Miss Weston pageant is looking for their 15 minutes of fame, all while preaching from atop their moral soapbox."

According to WSVN-TV, Schwitzky admitted that she posed for revealing photos in 2008, but claims the pics were for a $2,000 beauty contest and was not for pornography. The photos did subsequently end up on an adult website.

The 21-year-old was crowned Miss Weston USA on Feb. 20.

Once the photos hit the Internet, Tel-Air Productions, the company that represents the Miss Weston pageant, received a flood of e-mails demanding Schwitzky to step down due to immorality, which she did.

Schwitzky said that she regrets her mistakes.

"I am not this. I am not perfect," Schwitzky told WSVN-TV. "I think we all deserve a second chance."

  • Edecio Martinez

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