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(Clockwise from top left) Olivia Culpo after being named Miss Universe 2012; Vanessa Williams, Miss America 1984; Carrie Prejean, 2009 Miss USA & Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, Miss Venezuela 2012 (© Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images; AP; Denise Truscello/Getty Images; Julie Jacobson/AP)
Scandalous pageant contestants
Scandalous pageant contestants

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In anticipation of the crowning of Miss Universe 2013 on Nov. 9, we take a look at some of the most scandalous pageant contestants from the past. Keep reading to find out the controversies these beauty queens are often remembered for.
 
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