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Genesis Davila: Miss Florida forced to give back title after makeup controversy on social media

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 13:13:56-04

Some crown chaos occurred this weekend after Miss Florida was forced to give up her title following a photo on social media triggered trouble.

Organizers of the competition ordered 24-year-old and Miss Miami Beach, Genesis Davila, to turn in her crown.

She's accused of using professional help with her hair and makeup on a night she was not allowed to, a violation of pageant rules.

An Instagram photo confirmed that Davila was with an artist who's unaffiliated with the pageant. Producers say the professional help is an unfair advantage.

Davila spoke exclusively to NBC 6 and says she was visiting a family friend in her mother's hotel room.

“I still feel like I’m Miss Florida USA because I was crowned Miss Florida USA that night,” Davila said. “Even though all these false accusations and allegations and rumors have been wandering all over social media, I know that I have proof to show the world that none of this is true.

"She did not do mean girl things, she did not rip up dresses, she did not ruin makeup, she just simply made a poor decision, thus seeking an unfair competitive advantage that's all she did, and we really wish her the best, but there's just no way of turning back, you just have to have rules in your system," said Grant Gravitt, the executive producer of Miss Florida USA.

The crown now goes to the runner up, who is from Sunny Isles Beach.

Courtesy of our news partners and NBC Miami

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