She was crowned Miss Florida USA 2017 on July 16, but was stripped of her title just days later! Génesis Dávila is the model and beauty pageant vet forced to defend herself in yet another pageant scandal. Here’s what you should know!
Génesis Dávila, 23, is in the midst of a pageant disaster as she was stripped of her crown and title following bombshell accusations that she violated organization rules. She was dethroned immediately after pageant officials discovered she used professional hair and makeup artists to achieve her incredible look for the competition. Executive producer of the Miss Florida USA pageant, Grant Gravitt, said in a statement following the news, “We have a zero-tolerance policy on rules,” to Miami’s ABC Local 10 on July 22. He also mentioned other contestants had complained, and there was “substantial proof” that displayed her to be guilty of the accusations.
After major buzz circulated around the pageant winner, model and Instagram sensation, many had wondered who really is Génesis? Here’s everything you need to know about the 23-year-old.
1. She’s a Puerto Rican born beauty with Afro-Puerto Rican heritage, who lives in the 305!
Although she currently resides in Miami Beach, FL, Génesis was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico and she’s super proud of her roots! Her Instagram is flooded with pics of her enjoying holidays in Puerto Rico, and she’s all smiles as she poses in different snaps.
2. She’s becoming no stranger to pageant controversy…
Aside from her hair and make-up debacle, Génesis could be in the middle of a legal smackdown. Lawyers for the pageant guru “began preparing the lawsuit after organizers refused to reinstate her. The lawsuit also alleges that the pageant directors accused Davila of not being an American citizen,” the Miami Herald reported. She is set to speak about the controversy August 1, and “she will also speak about the $5 million lawsuit she and her attorney, Richard Wolfe, are filing against the owners of the Miss Florida USA pageant at a press conference at her lawyer’s office. The lawsuit seeks damages for defamation, and Wolfe said he also plans to file an emergency injunction,” the site also informs.
3. She’s a model and bikini clad pro!
Not only can she walk the pageant stage, but she’s a runway stunner too. Génesis doubles as a competition titleholder and a seasoned model, and according to her awesome modeling shots on her Instagram, she’s signed with Front Management — a renowned agency that represents top international models with clients ranging from Ralph Lauren to Tommy Hilfiger, and so much more. It’s evident that she loves the beach, since her IG page is filled with super sexy bikini selfies, and we’re having major bathing suit envy right now.
4. She seems super close with her mom, who she’s honored on social media.
The gorgeous Puerto Rico native posted an adorable photo with her mom on Instagram with the cutest caption ever. She said she “realized” when she looks at her mom, she’s “looking at the purest love you will ever know.” AW! We have to say, her mom looks like a supermodel in the photo, so we know where she gets her beautiful looks. In the photo, Génesis appears to be sitting on her moms lap in an adorable red and white dress, with a cute bow atop her head. She looks SO adorable as a child in the throwback shot!
5. As if she wasn’t talented enough, Génesis is a selfie star!
Watch out Kylie Jenner, 18, there’s a new selfie champion in town. The brunette beauty serves up some major side-eye on the gram with pics like this one that’s giving us major Victoria’s Secret vibes as she poses in amazing lighting in what looks like bra. We have a feeling she could be booking a lot more modeling gigs after this snap. Maybe she’ll join the likes of Kendall Jenner, 20, and Gigi Hadid, 21?
We’ll keep you guys posted as her pageant drama heats up. SO, HollywoodLifers, what do you think about the model being stripped her her crown? Tell us in the comments below!