(WPBF) — Miss Florida USA 2017 isn't going down without a fight.
Genesis Davila is suing the pageant's owners for $15 million after she was stripped of her crown.
The organization's executive director, Grant Gravitt, said in an interview that Davila had violated one of the pageants strict rules by using a professional hair and makeup team, because the organization requires contestants do it themselves.
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"We have a zero-tolerance policy on rules," Gravitt told a local ABC station. "Whether it's something major or minor, it's all about keeping an equal and level playing field. Unfortunately, our title-holder sought an unfair competitive advantage, and that's just not acceptable in our system."