The recently crowned Miss Florida USA, Genesis Davila has been dethroned for violating the rules of the pageant. Executive producer of Miss Florida USA, Grant Gravitt stated that Genesis "sought an unfair competitive advantage" by hiring professional hair and makeup stylists not provided by the organization in her private changing room which is a direct violation of pageant rules.
"Whether it's something major or minor, it's all about keeping an equal and level playing field. Unfortunately, our title holder sought an unfair competitive advantage, and that's just not acceptable in our system." Gravitt said pageant organizers received multiple complaints from contestants, and there were also eyewitnesses.
All responsibilities have now fallen on the first Runner Up, Linette De Los Santos and she will represent Florida at Miss USA 2017.
Linette De Los Santos, the new Miss Florida USA