Beauty queen, 18, caught shoplifting cosmetics days before being crowned Miss Congeniality

  • Chloe Curry, 18, was charged with shoplifting three days before she competed in the Miss Lewis County Scholarship Pageant
  • Curry won the title of Miss Congeniality in the pageant
  • The pageant organizers did not know about her arrest when she was crowned
  • The board is now deciding whether the will be able to keep her title
  • Curry says she is remorseful for trying to steal $100 worth of cosmetics from a local Walmart

By Alex Greig

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Days before she was named Miss Congeniality at the Miss Lewis County Scholarship Pageant in Centralia, Washington, Chloe Curry was accused of attempting to shoplift cosmetics from the Chehalis Walmart.

Police said the 18-year-old from Adna and another 18-year-old attempted to leave the store on March 6 with lip balm, nail polish, fake eyelashes, fake nails and other beauty products worth more than $100 in their purses. Both were cited.

Three days later, Curry was named Miss Congeniality at the pageant, her looming court date unbeknown to pageant judges.

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Miss Congeniality: Chloe Curry was arrested with about $100 worth of stolen cosmetics in her purse

Miss Congeniality: Chloe Curry was arrested with about $100 worth of stolen cosmetics in her purse

Role model: Curry says she hopes her crime won't discourage little girls from supporting her positive body image platform

Role model: Curry says she hopes her crime won't discourage little girls from supporting her positive body image platform

The Chronicle reports pageant judges were unaware of the incident before Saturday’s competition because she used a name different than her legal name.

'It was a stupid mistake,' Curry told King 5 News.

 

'We thought we could get away with it and we didn't.'

However, she says that she's genuinely sorry for her actions, not because she got caught.

'I can honestly say I really am sorry.'

Curry says she is remorseful for trying to steal $100 worth of cosmetics from a local Walmart

Curry says she is remorseful for trying to steal $100 worth of cosmetics from a local Walmart

Shocked: The board of the pageant is deciding whether or not to allow Curry to keep her Miss Congeniality title

Shocked: The board of the pageant is deciding whether or not to allow Curry to keep her Miss Congeniality title

Haul: Curry attempted to make off with nail polish, false eyelashes and other beauty products

Haul: Curry attempted to make off with nail polish, false eyelashes and other beauty products

College-bound: Curry will be allowed to keep the $600 scholarship she won in the pageant

College-bound: Curry will be allowed to keep the $600 scholarship she won in the pageant

The executive director of the pageant told King 5 News that she is 'shocked' by the news of Curry's charge.

Cindy Godsey said that the Miss Washington board is conferring about whether or not Curry will be allowed to keep her title.

Curry won a $600 Miss Congeniality scholarship, which cannot be taken away under pageant rules.

She had a platform of building a positive self-image and though her own image may be tarnished, she hopes to still promote positive self-image to little girls

Her talent was rhythmic dance.

If convicted of the third degree misdemeanor, Curry could have the charge on her permanent record. She faces court next week.

If convicted of the third degree misdemeanor, Curry could have the charge on her permanent record

If convicted of the third degree misdemeanor, Curry could have the charge on her permanent record

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Silly woman. Of course she should lose the crown, title and anything else that came with the win. It would as a lesson to others who compete as well.

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Was she the ONLY contestant?

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Lewis county struggling this year....?

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John 8:7 “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. I'll let the verses do the talking. I also will happily accept the red arrows. :-)

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Take her $600 and make her pay Walmart back what the stolen makeup would have cost her. Then she'll (maybe) know the value of money. I seriously doubt she would have lasted long in college, anyway.

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Well that is part of her job.

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Nice little plump package...

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She's only young and we have all done it at one point or another! being pretty is so important to young girls prehaps she couldn't afford it, who knows, who cares we all do stupid things when young there is no need to be nasty. red arrow all you want, im sure she's very embarrassed this has gone public.

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We have NOT all done it at one point or another!

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okay mrs PERFECT McPERFECTSON!! some people live in extreme hardship and have no choice! its not exactly bank robbery is it!

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Not exactly cheer leader material is she?

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does everyone who enters beauty pageants have to be stick thin and 'pretty? she's just a normal girl.

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Walmart makeup- classy!

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