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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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196.

Kicker    

The photos aren't really all that offensive. Considering her position though she ought to have the crown yanked for being such a dumbass as to take those photos in the first place.

2108 days ago
197.

Hawkster    

This is what some people do when there playing around. It's no big deal. pageants are a game like sports are. people are not perfect, This is american life look around, free to do things and goof around. We need more people that laugh and joke around.

2108 days ago
198.

Erica    

This picture looks like hundreds of others that you find on the internet or on the back pages of LA Weekly advertising "Escort Massage service" So on the bright side at least She won't need new pictures to advertise.

2108 days ago
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Jeff    

Are you people kidding me?? This is just sensationalist garbage. The girl is just having fun and is really not doing anything bad. What are we, a nation of Puritans? And those who are posting about how this is a bad example for your children, SHAME ON YOU! Why don't you try setting an example for your children by being decent parents! You are relying on semi-celebrities to do so?? The real problem with today's youth is a lack of responsibility by the morons whom are having children with no regard for the future of their kids. I am so tired of you hippocrates! Get off your asses, rip the video game controllers from their hands, and spend some quality time with your kids. Then maybe the things that people do that end up on the internet, regardless of degree, will not affect your kids. Also, stop feeding them fast food if you really care. Poisining them and leading them towards diabetes and heart disease far outweighs (literally) a couple of hand gestures they may see on the internet. It's that simple.

2108 days ago
200.

Jeff    

Are you people kidding me?? This is just sensationalist garbage. The girl is just having fun and is really not doing anything bad. What are we, a nation of Puritans? And those who are posting about how this is a bad example for your children, SHAME ON YOU! Why don't you try setting an example for your children by being decent parents! You are relying on semi-celebrities to do so?? The real problem with today's youth is a lack of responsibility by the morons whom are having children with no regard for the future of their kids. I am so tired of you hippocrates! Get off your asses, rip the video game controllers from their hands, and spend some quality time with your kids. Then maybe the things that people do that end up on the internet, regardless of degree, will not affect your kids. Also, stop feeding them fast food if you really care. Poisining them and leading them towards diabetes and heart disease far outweighs (literally) a couple of hand gestures they may see on the internet. It's that simple.

2108 days ago
201.

washingtonian    

It's unfortunate that people seem to forget what being in their twenties is like soon after they leave. Has no one else hung out with their friends and done silly things? And my goodness, the names she's being called for being young and having fun! What would people think of you if they saw you at home?

2108 days ago
202.

JFK    

Its funny how TMZ acts so prude when they are the biggest whores in "journalism" People like to have fun why should it end your career, its not like she got arrested. America is nothing but the home to a bunch of dumb hick ignorant fat loudmouth redneck hypocrites. The crazy under age drunken keg party is part of growing up in America. I did it all my friends did our parents did in there day its the key seen in any teen movie. so who are we to judge this girl because some backstabber put her on blast?

2108 days ago
203.

tubes    

why should we punish the winner of a bimbo contest for acting like a bimbo. this isn't the nobel prize

2107 days ago
204.

Bernard    

"she is representing not only a state but a country"... and she is ACCURATELY representing how most young women in America act when a camera is around.

Don't believe me? Look at myspace, facebook, etc... while you're at it, look at your own kids' pictures on the digital camera you bought them.

2107 days ago
205.

Sar    

I've met Elyse more than a few times as we went to college together, and although I don't claim being best friends, this is a smart, outstanding, and upscale woman. It's a shame for people to think these pictures are of "inappropriate" nature when I don't see a "bimbo trying to show off her body," but a woman just having fun. Those of you who have been around any 20-something group of people, regardless of who they are, take some sort of pictures that others would considering "racy."

For those who haven't got the pleasure of meeting Elyse, she's genuine, compassionate, witty, and was an upstanding Miss Washington. It's unfortunate that these photos made it to press before she got to finish out her year in what should have been all of its glory. However, Elyse, all of us Washingtonians are behind you.

2106 days ago
206.

JAKE H    

YOU PEOPLE ARE THE MEANEST PEOPLE.... DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN KNOW ELYSE? I'VE BEEN TO ALL THE PAGEANT SHE HAS BEEN IN AND HAVE TALKED TO HER AFTER THEM AND SHE IS ONE OF THE NICEST PEOPLE I'VE EVER MET..... SO SHE MADE A MISTAKE... EVER ONE DOES. THERE IS KNOW IN THIS WORLD THAT CAN SAY THEY NEVER MADE A MISTAKE... SO BEFORE YOU GO AND TALK CRAP ABOUT SOMEONE YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET TO KNOW THEM... ELYSE YOU ARE A SUPER GREAT PERSON DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT ALL THESE JERKS HAVE TO SAY THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THERE TALKING ABOUT KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

2106 days ago
207.

Erin    

I have never liked her. I watched the MIss America reality show and she just made me cringe. FAKE!! Never once said anything real during the entire course of the show. Like this quote,"Well, someone has to win." She probably had the most camera time of any girl on the show. So, when the pageant came on, I was fearing that she would take the crown. When she got into the top five, I was thinking, "Oh no, she's going to win!" When she got 2nd runner up. I was so happy.
P.S. The Winner of Miss America deserves the crown. Look back to the reality show: She's wearing glasses through some scenes. She also hardly ever had any camera time.

2105 days ago
208.

Viking Child    

Have any of you people seen a college aged person's facebook/myspace? What is the big deal? This is not all that shocking to look at. Sure, she's a representative of the wonderful state of Washington, but we need to put on the grown-up pants and reassess whether this is all that big of a deal; after all, her crown is gone soon.

Why are we paying so much attention to it? Girls will see the attention and say, "if I do that, then I will get lots of people to talk." If you really don't want children to learn from this, why do you give it so much of a spotlight? Demand is supplied by our friends at TMZ.

Maybe before you talk about what a bitch and whore she is, you might think about your college/high school days. Very few of us were angels then.

2105 days ago
209.

Jamie    

My heart goes out to all the heartbroken, "un-normal" young ladies out there (of which there are many more than we are led to believe) who would have treated the crown as the treasure it is and not a piece of trash as Miss Umemoto used it.

2104 days ago
210.

yellafeva    

Wow, she is hot, just built for filth...She should just say it is some other asian girl...That is one hell of a scholarship contest.



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