Miss USA Pageant Invites Ex-Miss Delaware ... Come to the Hot Side!

7/3/2014 12:20 AM PDT

Miss USA Pageant -- Invites Dethroned Miss Delaware ... Come to the Hot Side!


Miss America says she's too old, but the Delaware beauty queen who got stripped of her title is about to get a shot at another crown -- with the Donald Trump owned Miss USA pageant.

The people over at Miss USA -- the one with hotter contestants, generally -- tell TMZ they're inviting 
Amanda Longacre to enter their competition for the Delaware crown later this year.

You probably heard ... Amanda was dethroned as Miss Delaware for the Miss America org last month for being too old for their competition ... she turns an ancient 25 in October.

Reps for Miss USA tell us Amanda came on their radar because angry pageant fans have bombarded them with emails and phone calls -- incorrectly thinking they took Longacre's crown. Miss USA's website now has a message urging fans to bitch at the real villain ... Miss America.

For the record -- Miss USA contestants can be up to 27, so Amanda's good to go in that department.

No word yet on if she'll take another run at the crown.