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Miss NJ Won't Submit to Snaps Shakedown

7/6/2007 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The beauty queen from New Jersey who's being blackmailed over a few supposedly racy pictures is refusing to give in to the Internet-trolling slimeball who's trying to get her dethroned.

In a defiant press conference yesterday, Amy Polumbo, who won the Miss New Jersey crown last month, said that she would not "quietly disappear," even after getting a package in the mail with pictures and a demand that she quit by today. Her lawyer, Anthony Caruso, wouldn't say how spicy the shots were, only that they weren't "that bad" and that she's pictured "with friends." Er, like Katie Rees and friends?

Neither Miss America nor Miss New Jersey pageant officials commented on the situation. Polumbo will compete in the Miss America pageant -- if she keeps her state crown.

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16.

Terry    

Erin # 11
" The news reports are all saying that these pictures are not nudes and that they appear to be doctor by whoever is blackmailing her"

All the news reports I have watched never said any of that. So I do believe you know her as you claim, your attempting to spin it for her.

No mention of any "doctoring" at her news conference today and Miss New Jersey said "they were not nudes" NOT the news reports.

The news casters remain suspicious as they should be.

The photos were placed on the internet by the woman herself!
But only meant for her "friends & family" to see....We will see.

2610 days ago
17.

Paul    

Tell em Amy!

2610 days ago
18.

PatinNJ    

Publicity stunt.

2610 days ago
19.

Mychall Lee Allen    

I think that a young woman that will stand up and say "no more" to an attempt at professional and emotional terrorism in whatever form would be someone that I would like my daughters to look up to. There is not much innocence after infancy, however there is a lot of BS that follows. Therefore it is easy to make missteps on our journey. Having the strength and intelligence to grow and learn from them is key. WAY TO GO AMY!! Since you are not quitting and soon we may see what is on the outside, get up on that stage and show what is on the inside. That is presumably why you won the NJ title.

2610 days ago
20.

Nance    

I guess she's looking for a job in the movies... I hate the high pitched voice she has......IF she had nothing to be afraid of....ha ha ha ...she should have just continued with her every day life.....cause GOSH knows those pic's are coming out..that she probley had taken of herself just for such an occasion.....Stupid bimbo

2610 days ago
21.

stop the madness    

No wonder no one whants to get married.Is there any clean and good people any more?

2610 days ago
22.

sheerstxy    

She is SMOKING HOT! Wish I was in those pictures with her....

2610 days ago
23.

woogins    

I don't get it. If the pictures are not racy and not a big deal, as her defenders are stating, why wouldn't she just ignore the so-called "blackmailers?" Unless this is just a blatant, attention-seeking publicity stunt, the whole scenario makes absolutely no sense. I'm embarrassed for her. Sounds like she lives in a fantasy world.

2610 days ago
24.

Paul Kline    

Leave the girl alone!

2610 days ago
25.

I know    

This is becoming downright INSULTING.

I guess they're saying where STUPID, how many times is this going to happen.

Just DETHRONE the bi*%ch there are girls up there that didn't do what she did. See what happens when you don't make examples. The first girl Tara "whatever" should have been DETHRONED last year.

2610 days ago
26.

Linda    

I too know Amy Polumbo. I've seen her private pics. She hasn't posed for a nude photo since her mother bathed her in the kitchen sink at 6 months old. However, some photos that would be considered normal to most people would be considered scandalous to the Miss America organization, especially when the blackmailer had added his or her own lewd comments underneath them. Every reporter in the nation has been searching for the 'dirty' pictures and nobody has found anything. If they were nude photos out there, someone would have cashed them in by now. She is not looking for publicity, just defending the crown that she won fair and square.

2609 days ago
27.

Zip    

She's blackmailing herself!!! Creating this phony scandle so she cancash in on the staged publicity...and then, later, she (the blackmailer) will release the pictures...so she can pretend to be a victim. It's the old "Throw the rock...and hide your hands" trick!!!

Trust me...this girl will be posing for Playboy in less than a year from now!!!...Closet Freak!!! And thank goodness for it!!!

2609 days ago
28.

Zip    

Amended:

She's blackmailing herself!!! Creating this phony scandle so she can cash in on the staged publicity...and then, later, she (the blackmailer) will release the pictures...so she can pretend to be a victim. It's the old "Throw the rock...and hide your hands" trick!!!

Trust me...this girl will be posing for Playboy in less than a year from now!!!...Closet Freak!!! And thank goodness for it!!!

PS--Linda...as they say, sometimes you don't know somebody...'til you know them. Case in point, your freaky country friend!!! I look foward to seeing these pictures...and the Playboy pictures that will be coming much sooner, than later!!! This girl is like the smarter version of Paris Hilton, just without the money...but not smart enough to fool us with this obviously bogus scheme of her's!!! Keep up the good work, i'm loving it!!! This girl is a star waiting to happen...well, as soon as she leaks the nude pictures, that is!!!

Blackmailing yourself, and blaming it on some anonymous person that doesn't really exist???!!! That's hot!!!

2609 days ago
29.

Zip    

Amended:

She's blackmailing herself!!! Creating this phony scandle so she can cash in on the staged publicity...and then, later, she (the blackmailer) will release the pictures...so she can pretend to be a victim. It's the old "Throw the rock...and hide your hands" trick!!!

Trust me...this girl will be posing for Playboy in less than a year from now!!!...Closet Freak!!! And thank goodness for it!!!

PS--Linda...as they say, sometimes you don't know somebody...'til you know them. Case in point, your freaky country friend!!! I look foward to seeing these pictures...and the Playboy pictures that will be coming much sooner, than later!!! This girl is like the smarter version of Paris Hilton, just without the money...but not smart enough to fool us with this obviously bogus scheme of her's!!! Keep up the good work, i'm loving it!!! This girl is a star waiting to happen...well, as soon as she leaks the nude pictures, that is!!!

Blackmailing yourself, and blaming it on some anonymous person that doesn't really exist???!!! That's hot!!! This is so screwball crazy...it's damn sexy!!!

2609 days ago
30.

stop the madness    

I agree with post24! Enough with slut fest

2609 days ago
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