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Miss Washington --

One Bad Apple!

7/9/2008 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miss Washington 2007 might wanna take the crown off before flipping off the camera, getting her Beer Pong on and making suggestive oral sex gang signs.

Elyse Umemoto
Elyse Umemoto, who was the second runner-up in this year's Miss America pageant, ran on a platform promoting diversity and women's empowerment. The Evergreen State must be so proud.

Miss Washington Executive Field Director Mike Miller tells TMZ the organization is "embarrassed," and issued this lengthy statement.

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181.

Jay    

to #9

I think it's pretty sad that you need a girl wearing a dress and crown to be 'representing' your state, and getting upset about it. She shouldn't be your child's role model, the parent should be. A beauty pageant is not about representing anyone, it's about some mother who couldn't be 'hot' enough, decorating their kid up in make up, and making them put on fake, cheesy smiles, and prance around in high heels, talking in a high pitched voice, and /pretending/ they give a damn. IT IS A BEAUTY CONTEST. That's it. Superficial. It's not like the girl is running for president.

Haters, get a life. Honestly. Disconnect yourself from the Internet because you don't deserve it, and go get some fresh air. Being overly dramatic doesn't make you right, it just makes you laughed at.

2194 days ago
182.

Loca Steph    

188. This is god damn riduclous. Who the eff cares if she went out and had a good time? There is nothing illegal or immoral about her behavior in any way. The morons who are attempting to slander this poor girl should be dragged out into a field, tortured, shot and buried.

#1 DON'T USE THE LORDS NAME IN VEIN!!!
#2 YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO "MORALS" NOR RESPECT EITHER
#3 SHE IS REPRESENTING HER STATE, SHE SHOULD HONOR HERSELF MORE
#4 CHARACTER!!!(SAYS IT ALL)
#5 TAKE THE CROWN OFF BEFORE SNAPPING PICTURES!!!! NO ONE WOULD CARE OTHERWISE.
#6 SHE'S NO PRINCESS (MORE LIKE CROWNED IDIOT)

YANK IT SHE'S NOT WORTHY. TAKE HER SCHOLARSHIP AWAY TOO. LET HER WORK HER WAY AND EARN HER BRAINS. MAYBE SHE WILL THINK NEXT TIME BEFORE POSING!!!!!!!!

2194 days ago
183.

Katherine Rees    

To contrast the pictures posted on this sight, go to misswashington.org and see the pictures that truly tell us about who Elyse Umemoto, Miss Washinton 2007, is and what she has done. She's spent most of her waking hours this past year serving the good people of the State of Washington and she's done it with integrity, poise and class. She sang, spoke, waved, marched, mentored and inspired those who would listen to rise above their trials and be a positive influence for good. The posting of these pictures is a sad commentary on what is wrong in the world. We should be looking for and celebrating the good in each of us and in doing so, our short comings will serve to refine, not define, who we are. As Elyse Umemoto's reign comes to a close we can celebrate with her the year of service, the many sacrifices and accomplishments that she has made on behalf of the people of the State of Washington and thank her for a job well done.

2194 days ago
184.

stop the madness    

Yank the crown no more excuses.Stop lowering the bar people

2194 days ago
185.

Poobuggy    

And this matters because? She's a young adult acting...like a young adult. And her title holds as much weight in the overall scheme of the world as which side of the Charmin I decide to use.

2194 days ago
186.

Rosanna    

DEAR 2008 NEW NATIONAL QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't sit there on your high horse and shame Elyse. Who are you to talk....... MISS EATING DISORDER? What kind of ROLE MODEL are you? "Starve yourself, purge and be a winner like me!" And don't act like your such a respectable women........When did writing trash about other people on tmz websites become CLASSY? You're a joke.

2194 days ago
187.

Jimbo    

I'll tell you what's the big deal. She is a roll model for kids. She should be made an example of and stripped of her crown. When she put herself in the lime light she accepted the responsibility as a role model and has thus violated her privledge. There are far too many bad examples these days.

2194 days ago
188.

Matthew Lundgren    

The point is how about showing some respect for your personal dignity. All of the people saying that shes just young, everyone does it, double standards, whats the big deal, well the deal is what does all that matter is she not capable of being her own person that she must join the crowd and do whats cool. Shows alot of class lets hope for all of you that condone this that jumping off a cliff doesn't become cool or shooting up with heroine or even smoking crystal meth for that matter, but what the hell shes young and evryone does it. It sure will be a nicer world when we can all just flip each other off in the morning instead of saying something nice.

2194 days ago
189.

65 & pukin    

Isn't that typical behavior for the no discipline upbringing of our youth today.
I have a friend that worked for Headstart, that wonderful government program, she was told to let the children do whatever they wanted to do, ie no discipline.

2194 days ago
190.

cj    

U can't get mad a women that fine that knows what she wants done to her. If she is suggesting that she likes to be pleasured, then I think that is empowering for a women. Go Girl!!!! Get Yours!!!!! If you need somebody to fullfil that request then hit me up.

2194 days ago
191.

cheryl    


Why is Mike Miller not removing her title!!! She is an embarrassment to the Miss America Organization and definitely NO PRIZE PERSON to have ever been representing Miss Washington. I find the lack of action to do the right thing to remove her title (albeit only a few days left), a worst than poor decision my Mike Miller. By his actions he is sending a clear message that Miss Washington doesn’t really care about the behavior that it’s winners do and you can be Miss Washington by having the kind of behavior that Elyse Umemoto has displayed. I viewed his letter; her so called apology and the shameless photos and I cannot believe that Mike has taken the position to DO NOTHING of real consequence to Miss Umemoto. I find it interesting when he blames her actions on the media and her friends. Pardon me, but I don’t think the media was in the room when she was having her friends take pictures in her with her camera in uncompromising gestures and behavior. I AM SHOCKED that as the older adult and board member, Mike merely passes it off. So what’s next for Miss Umemoto?…. Playboy!??!!?? I further find it laughable that her platform is diversity and empowering women. She certainly does little to empower women by these photos. They merely show her severe immaturity as an adult; lack of any moral compass and disrespect for the Miss America, Miss Washington and Miss Seattle Organizations. If anything she is definitely NOT the role model I would want for any young girl or any other women!! AND PLEASE- -forget about empowering women… Don’t EVEN GO THERE!

MIKE and the Miss Washington organization need to take her title away and she needs to step down from having held the honorable position of Miss Washington. She has tarnished the reputation of Miss America; Miss Washington and Miss Seattle. Further she adds to the negative view of pageants. I cannot believe that her fellow past Miss Washingtons who have held the title can possibly even want to be associated with her.

2194 days ago
192.

spankoe    

Apparently this young lady is very bad example in soceity and probably doesn't give a care (I am in my early 20's). If I would have done the same thing then I would have had my behind spanked for it. I am in a specialized college outside the United States and my thought is she deserves to receive a spanking for her actions. I am taught respect and honor which is apparent she does not have even if she is young since that is nothing more than excuse for her actions.

2193 days ago
193.

k    

Those photos were harmless.... who hasn't taken silly photos with friends especially while drinking? Shame on her so called friends for leaking these. Lay off this girl - we have bigger issues to worry about!

2193 days ago
194.

Jeff    

Apparently the only way to ensure that Miss USA contestants never behave like normal teenagers before entering the pagenat is to keep them locked up from birth. I cannot and will not believe that 99.9% of the people criticizing Miss Washington and the other contestants have never done anything in their past that would embarass them now if a photo turned up. People are human, although the hypocrites who are screaming about Miss Washington's mild antics should take a DNA test to prove they're human, too. They certainly lack any trace of humanity.

2193 days ago
195.

Get some class    

Yeah - her crown should be yanked. People in her position are supposed to have class. So what is she is acting like a normal young person? Normal young people have no class. She is being held to a higher standard and that is OK. If you want certain things in life, you may have to give up the right to act like an idiot. Every good thing in life has a price. If you want good things to happen in your life, you gotta be willing to pay the price.

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