Miss Nevada State Barred From Miss America Pageant for Being Conservative Speaks to TGP

Army National Guardsman and combat veteran Katie Jo Williams says that she has been stripped of her “Ms. Nevada State 2019” title and barred from competing in the Miss America pageant over her political views.

Williams tells the Gateway Pundit that over the five months that she held the title, the director would frequently call her and tell her that she was being too political on social media and ask her to delete posts.

“Over the course of the five months that I actually had the title, every now and then the director would basically tell me that I’m being too political and she’s not a fan of what I’m saying.”

In other messages, William’s said, the director would tell her to take her sash to events and get photos with political leaders. They wanted her to get photos with Donald Trump Jr. at a Turning Point USA event, for example, but would then hypocritically chastise her for “being too political.”

“I was very confused by this,” Williams said of the mixed messages she was receiving from the organization.

Williams explained that because she has been in the military for 12 years, she knew to have the organization send her all of their requests and demands in writing, “because I learned that if it’s not in writing, it didn’t happen.” She has been posting some of the exchanges to her Twitter account.

On Monday, Williams posted a video explaining that she had been ordered to surrender her crown and sash and remove all mention of the pageant from her social media — as if she had never held the title. She has refused to comply with their demands.

“The pageant’s actually this Saturday,” she said in a video explaining what happened. “So, that means everything’s been paid for. Everything’s been done. All the sponsor money has been collected, and now I don’t get to compete.”

Williams frequently posted about her conservative views, but says the director specifically took issue with posts in which she called Antifa a terrorist organization.

They were also upset about a post in which she wore a “Trump 2020” hat.

“I am so tired of being labeled as this crazy, right wing, whatever you want to call it,” she said. “I just don’t understand how you could censor someone with conservative values when I’m not even really saying anything that’s bad.”

Williams is the second beauty queen to seemingly have their crown revoked over their political views this summer. Conservative commentator Kathy Zhu was also stripped of her crown in Michigan.


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