Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King has resigned after a sex tape allegedly featuring the pageant winner surfaced online.
The video, posted to an adult internet site, features a young woman who shares an uncanny resemblance to King. The video, which was shot in June 2012, includes footage of the woman telling someone off-camera that she had turned 18 just three months before. The timeline eerily matches King’s birth month of March.
The woman in the video also says that she participates in pageants (doesn't specify where) and that she's filming the scene because she needs the money.
In November, King was crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA. She had been named Miss Delaware Teen International the year before.
The pageant has reportedly reached out to runner-up Hailey Lawler in hopes of replacing King.
According to DelawareOnline.com, King has denied that she is the young woman in the video.
A porn website posted a sex video Monday featuring a woman who looks and sounds like King and claiming it is the teen pageant winner. King, contacted Monday, said she was aware of it, but denied it was her.
“Absolutely not,” she said. “It is not.”
Of the porn site’s claim, she said, “There are comments saying this, however, it’s not comments that are true.”
Though King is Miss Delaware Teen USA, her Twitter feed indicates that she spends a great deal of time in the Philly area. She's tweeted about practicing gymnastics in Upper Merion and attending parties at West Chester University and at Drexel.
King was in the foster care system in Delaware from age 12 until she aged out at 18. In the video below, she discusses the struggles she faced growing up in foster care.
She sent this tweet just a few days ago: