Stormy Keffeler, who was crowned Miss Washington USA 2016, last October has resigned due to a scandal that erupted after it came to light that she did not disclose a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) conviction, which is against the rules of the pageant. Keffeler was arrested in April 2015 for driving a car with two flat tyres while being 3 times over the legal limit. She spent two days in jail for this offence.
The Miss Washington USA Organization released the following statement:
"We can confirm the resignation of Stormy Keffeler as Miss Washington USA. Effective immediately, first runner-up Kelsey Schmidt will assume the title of Miss Washington USA 2016 and represent the state at the Miss USA event later this year. We wish Stormy well in her future endeavors."
Kelsey Schmidt will officially be crowned Miss Washington USA 2016 on January 30. She will represent the state of Washington at the Miss USA Pageant later this year.
Photos courtesy of Miss Washington USA