Miss Washington stepped away from her crown Thursday after news of her undisclosed DUI surfaced amid an investigation into the bizarre stabbing of a Seattle athlete.
Beauty queen and former lingerie football player Stormy Keffeler — who is also a possible suspect in the December stabbing of a professional soccer player — said she was following her lawyer’s advice when she failed to mention her conviction on her beauty pageant application.
“The paperwork says, ‘Have you been convicted of a felony?’” the 23-year-old told ABC News. “And when I contacted my lawyer, he told me that it was a misdemeanor.”
Keffeler resigned from the crown late Thursday and was immediately replaced by first runner-up Kelsey Schmidt, pageant official Maureen Francisco posted on Facebook. The pageant team said they first learned about the months-old conviction last week.
The beauty’s trouble began in April 2015, when Seattle cops stopped her for driving with two flat tires. Her eyes were droopy, her speech were slurred and her blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit, police said.