A teen beauty queen has resigned following allegations that she appeared in a pornographic video last year.
Melissa King, who was crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA last November, stepped down Tuesday, after an "amateur" porn website posted a video featuring a woman who looks and sounds like her.
As reported by Gawker, the woman in the video tells an off-camera interviewer that she competes in beauty pageants and that she is doing porn because she needs money.
"It’s not a big secret. But I didn’t tell anybody specifically what I was doing," the woman in the video says, before engaging in sex acts with an unidentified man.
It was reported that King denied appearing in the five-minute amateur porn video, saying the woman was "absolutely not" her. However, a pageant spokeswoman confirmed to the news website that the beauty queen has turned in her crown.
A pageant spokeswoman would neither confirm nor deny that King appeared in the video, saying she "needed more details."
TMZ posted the interview portion of the video (below), in which the woman says she recently turned 18.
Miss Delaware Teen USA runner-up Hailey Lawler will take over King's title.