Caroline Schwitzky (also known as Carolina) was crowned Miss Weston on February 20th and was pressured to forfeit her title less than a month later. The Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High graduate started winning beauty contests at the age of 18 in 2008. However, the title she won back in’ 08 is now the reason for her controversial resignation.
Moments after successfully becoming Miss Weston 2011, Caroline’s past came to surface. According to Schwitzky she disclosed her past modeling experiences to the contest judges, but apparently left out the fact that she was named Miss Exxxotica 2008, which is in not a “porn” title as some outlets/people are implying. Photos and videos re-surfaced on the net and were emailed to the organizers of the pageant, Tel-Air productions.
When speaking to the Miami Herald Schwitzky said, “Everybody has a past and every day I live with it. This is my journey. I know the consequences of my actions, but I want to be a role model and show young girls what not to do.â€
As Grant Gravitt, the executive producer of Miss Florida USA, caught wind of former Miss Weston’s hidden past, he set up a meeting to discuss the situation. However, it was already too late as Schwitzky had already submitted her resignation. “We’re pretty sure this is a publicity stunt,” Gravitt told the Miami Herald. “We’ve been doing this for 50 years, and every now and then we’ll get a situation like this. We roll with the punches.”
Although forfeiting her title as Miss Weston means that she has also lost the ability to compete in Miss Florida, which feeds into Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Schwitzky says that she does not regret anything she did, as it made her the person she that she is today.
MORE: Click below for a video of Caroline speaking at the Exxxotica Convention in New York City. And below that, you can see some additional photos of her as well.