Skip to comments.Pennsylvania Beauty Queen Accused of Faking Cancer
Posted on 08/15/2015 3:52:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A beauty queen from Pennsylvania is being stripped of her crown after she was accused of lying about having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers.
Brandi Weaver-Gates has been the reigning Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International pageant winner.
Online court records show the 23-year-old, of State College, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property.
Investigators in Centre County said events were set up to raise money for her medical bills. Police said Weaver-Gates took the money even though she didnt have cancer.
State police said an April bingo benefit raised $14,000.
Police said Weaver-Gates went as far as shaving her head. In addition, police said she had family members drive her to a hospital, where she would wait, and then return hours later to appear as though she got treatment.
In a statement on its Facebook page, Butlers Beauties, the pageant organizer, said in part, "Effectively immediately, Ms. Weaver-Gates is no longer a representative of the Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International organization and will be required to return her crown and sash upon her release from being detained."
Troopers are asking the public to come forward if they have donated money to Weaver-Gates.
Yet if she faked being a man, we would have to celebrate.
Looks like an eastern European boy!!
if there’s a monetary award, I’m entering my dog’s butt next year.
It’s amazing what makeup can do.
If it’s not simply a con job, sounds like Munchausen’s syndrome
amazing what you can do with a cement trowel
Don’t forget the spackle.
Thank God all I need is a bar of Dial, a tube of Head & Shoulders, and some Gillete Cool Wave.
Never trust a woman with a hyphenated last name.
An elevated need for attention and sympathy, certainly. But if her only induced “symptom” was a shaved head, I suspect most shrinks won’t go as far as Münchhausen. So she’ll go through the system as simply a fraud and a thief.
Curious to know if she had a troubled childhood. Perhaps “attention-getting” behaviors (like Performance and Winning) were nurtured, rewarded, and reinforced early on. To a child, it might seem like getting Attention was the only thing that made her worthy.
If she is in beauty pageants, that is strong supporting evidence she needed attention.
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