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Miss Washington Blames Seedy Friends

7/9/2008 9:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miss Washington should know better -- everything shows up on the Internet!

In a press conference today in Tacoma, Wash., Elyse Umemoto said the photos posted earlier today on TMZ were "stolen electronically" by someone she trusted.

Miss Bad Apple claims the photos were shot over two years ago, while she was Miss Seattle. The Executive Director of the pageant tells us the matter has been referred to authorities for investigation, although when we talked to local cops, they had no idea what we were talking about.

Umemoto -- who gets to keep her crown -- will be on hand this Saturday night to crown her successor.

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16.

Kim    

Take that crown off, girl!!!! You are so underving!!!

2263 days ago
17.

Mr Hollywood    

Just another example of how UGLY beauty can be...

2263 days ago
18.

dean corll    


i would like to be blamed as
a friend spreading my seed......

2263 days ago
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Tia    

Poor girl, I feel bad for her. Shame on whoever released the pictures.

2263 days ago
20.

Mik    

"No excuse Sir"

2263 days ago
21.

Michelle    

First off all you people need to step into the present and get out of the past. We are not living in the 50's anymore people. Elyse is simply being a 24 year old women having fun with her FRIENDS. Not to mention she is of age and should be able to drink. She is not making her personal life public. Do you really think she would display these pictures online herself. Would you? I think not! It is obviously somebody has a problem with her and reacted in a childish way. I am totally on her side and say that she should be able to keep her crown and get a second chance. Don't Give Up Elyse your an awesome person and no one can take that from you.

2263 days ago
22.

Whatever    

She cannot be that dumb. Please, when it comes to someone trying to make money, your own family will sell you out. Take note, of The Simpsons, Spears and Hogans.

2263 days ago
23.

Manbearpig    

Dude, I love drunken Bi, skanks..leave the chick alone... I'd nail her!!!

2263 days ago
24.

washington res    

What is thid?

2263 days ago
25.

Mouse    

If she cries that the old man Trump may bail her out.

2263 days ago
26.

M. Owen Santy    

Ok Folks...

Back off the poor girl! You know.. every time we as a society get all worked up over "girls gone wild" or whatever, it just causes more acting out.

Harmless fun is what I see here. The thing that really disturbs me is women portrayed as objects in the pageants.


Give me a F***ing break and grow up.

2263 days ago
27.

haha    

Well before the pageant she cheated on her capstone, was caught, and denied a degree. So why should she be a better role model now? She and Megan should both be ashamed of the complete ass's that they made of themselves, you think you look sexy? Think again. Good luck finding true friends who will respect you. You will forever be thought of as the sluts, and drunks that you have captured yourselves as in these degrading photos. Who needs a degree any way? right ladies?

2263 days ago
28.

Whatever    

Tia Tequila is Miss Washington?!

2263 days ago
29.

Manders K    

I can understand having drunk photos, who doesn't? She is just having fun. But she certainly does not have class at all. I don't go around doing the V and tongue thing, whatever you call it. It's just disgusting....and really perverted. I can understand making funny faces and posing and all that crap. But this lady has no class whatsoever!!!!!!

2263 days ago
30.

Miss America System titleholder    

OK first let me say- it is clear that most of you posters know NOTHING about the reality, viability, or importance of pageants, particularly the Miss America system. They provide a wonderful learning experience and opportunities to preform on stage, be physically fit, and to be well spoken.
I know Elyse personally, and she is a wonderful person who has donated much time and effort to charity. She is kind, outgoing, and fun to be around. These photos do not show the whole story (or even a partial story) of who she is as a person, or as a titleholder. They show evidence of a normal young woman who likes to goof around with her friends.
Clearly these photos were released at just this time in order to do maximum damage to her personally, as she is passing on the Miss Washington title this weekend.
You rock Elyse(!!), and all of you other know nothings on this site should learn before you judge.

2263 days ago
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