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Miss Florida Forced to Give Back Title After Makeup Controversy on Social Media

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    Miss Florida Forced to Give Back Title After Makeup Controversy on Social Media

    Some crown chaos this weekend as Miss Florida is forced to give up her title after 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 make-up 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.

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