The 18-year-old reigning queen and Miss Texas Teen 2016, has issued a formal apology on the Miss Texas Teen handle.
“Several years ago, I had many personal struggles and found myself in a place that is not representative of who I am as a person. I admit that I have used language publicly in the past which I am not proud of and that there is no excuse for,” Karlie writes.
She added, “Through hard work, education and thanks in large part to the sisterhood that I have come to know through pageants, I am proud to say that I am today a better person. I am honored to hold this title and I will use this platform to promote the values of The Miss Universe Organization, and my own, that recognize the confidence, beauty and perseverance of all women.”
Karlie was crowned Miss Teen USA 2016 on Saturday night (July 30), with Miss North Carolina Teen Emily Wakeman as the runner up.
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