There has been a lot of scandal and news lately surrounding beauty queens. One topic resulted in Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell being in heated and nasty verbal fight that has yet to end.

Now in the world of beauty queens we see another pageant winner being forced to give up her title.

Ashley Harder, the current Miss New Jersey USA, has resigned from the pageant post because she is pregnant, The Philadelphia Daily News reported in Monday’s newspapers. Harder, 20, told the newspaper she voluntarily stepped down because it’s against pageant rules to compete while pregnant. She could not immediately be reached for comment by The Associated Press.

But the runner-up for 2007 Miss New Jersey USA confirmed Monday that she is taking the reins. Erin Abrahamson, 23, of Essex Fells, said pageant officials called her Friday to let her know she would be assuming the title.