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Pageant winner loses crown for being married

2012-04-26 05:41:23 GMT2012-04-26 13:41:23(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

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. (AP Photo/Victor Calvo)

In this April 17, 2012 photo, Carlina Duran, left, and Dulcita Lieggi stand together as they compete in the Miss Dominican Republic beauty pageant in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Victor Calvo)

Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2012 Dulcita Lieggi (L), director of the Miss Universe Dominican Republic Magali Febles (C) and second runner up Carolyn Hawa (R) pose during a press conference in Santo Domingo April 25, 2012. ( REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas)

Miss Universe Dominican Republic Dulcita Lieggi poses during a press conference in Santo Domingo April 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas)

Director of Miss Universe Dominican Republic Magali Febles (R) puts the tiara on Dulcita Lieggi, winner of the Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2012, during a press conference in Santo Domingo April 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas)

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.

(Agencies)

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