Pageant winner loses crown for being married

Associated Press
In this April 17, 2012 photo, Carlina Duran wears her crown and sash after winning the Miss Dominican Republic beauty pageant in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Duran lost her crown due to the discovery that she wed in 2009.  Miss Dominican Republic Director Magaly Febles says contestants must be single.  (AP Photo/Victor Calvo)

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The woman recently named Miss Dominican Republic will have to relinquish her crown because she is married, organizers of the contest said. The rules state that those vying for the crown must be single. But it had been discovered that recent winner Carlina Duran was married in 2009.

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