Dover, Del. Earlier this month, the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization, a pre-cursor to the Miss America pageant, crowned its 2014 winner: Miss Pike Creek Amanda Longacre.
Less than two weeks later, the organization has announced that Brittany Lewis—who placed as 1st runner up— is officially the new Miss Delaware. According to a press release sent out by MDSO, “following the Miss Delaware Pageant, it was determined that Amanda Longacre exceeded the age requirement in order to be eligible to compete.”
In other words, at 24 years old, Longacre has been deemed too old to compete. But, this is where it gets a bit confusing for non-pageant people because the rules state that competing girls must be at least 17 years old and a high school senior and no older than 24 years old.
Doesn’t Longacre qualify then? Yes and no.