(SEATTLE TIMES) Stormy Keffeler, crowned Miss Washington USA in October, resigned her title Thursday after it was revealed she did not disclose a drunken-driving conviction before the pageant, according to an official with the Miss Washington USA Pageant.
First runner-up Kelsey Schmidt will assume the title immediately, according to Maureen Francisco, co-executive producer of Northwest Productions and Miss Washington USA. Schmidt will represent the state at the USA event later this year.
Francisco urged people not to judge Keffeler, saying, “This is a very unfortunate incident, but I want people to remember some of the things they did at 20. We all do stupid things.”
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