22 year old Miss New Jersey, Amy Polumbo, released the pictures that she is claiming to be blackmailed with. If this pic, or this, or this is considered a potential blackmail picture, then we are all in trouble. The pictures are a far cry from the Katie Rees, Miss Nevada pics. Those were pictures that got Miss Rees deservingly dethroned. However, in the case of Miss New Jersey, one can find much worse on pretty much every MySpace or Facebook site. With the amount of media coverage that this story received for what turned out to be extremely benign pictures, one almost starts to wonder whether it was a PR stunt. The cynical and conspiracy theory in me almost looks at this as a PR stunt for ratings. In the end, the “blackmail” pics really don’t amount to much of anything.
The blonde beauty queen claims the images were sent to pageant officials in an effort to force her to give up her crown. “I feel sick to my stomach. I really do,” Amy Polumbo told host Matt Lauer. “You know, they’re not that bad, but they were meant to be private. (MSNBC)
If she loses her crown for these pictures, then no one probably ever need run for these beauty pageants. In an era of the video and voyeurism where nothing is sacred, simple pictures used to embarrass is shameful. There is a thing called … people are allowed to have fun.
VIDEO of Amy Polumbo so-called racy pictures.