Genesis Davila's Instagram photo caused her to lose her title as Miss Florida. 
Photo: Instagram/Genesis Davila
Photo: Instagram/Genesis Davila

Miss Florida ordered to give back title after social media post

An Instagram post forced Miss Florida to give up her title this week when she was accused of violating pageant rules. 

Pageant organizers said Genesis Davila, 24, used a professional to do her hair and makeup on the night of the pageant, which is against the rules.

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The Miss Miami Beach winner took an Instagram photo showing her with a stylist in a private room, and producers claim that it "is an unfair advantage," NBC Miami reported. 

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Davilla told NBC Miami that the photo showed her with a "family friend in her mother's hotel room."

“I still feel like I’m Miss Florida USA because I was crowned Miss Florida USA that night,” Davila said to NBC Miami. “Even though all these false accusations and allegations and rumors have been wandering all over social media, I know that I have proof to show the world that none of this is true.

The Miss Florida title now goes to the runner-upLinnette de los Santos of Sunny Isles Beach. 

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