CENTRALIA, Wash. – Three nights before Chloe Curry was named Miss Congeniality at the Miss Lewis County Scholarship Pageant on March 8, she was arrested and released for allegedly trying to steal more than $100 worth of cosmetics from Wal-Mart, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
Curry, 18, of Adna, Wash., was arrested under her legal name, Chloe D. Reavis.
Pageant judges were unaware Curry went by a different name and therefore were not aware of the arrest prior to the pageant Saturday evening.
“If we had known of this prior to Saturday, she would have been pulled from competition,” said Cindy Godsey, executive director of the Miss Lewis County Scholarship Pageant.
Curry, a student at Adna High School, was awarded a $300 Miss Congeniality scholarship.
She had the platform of building a positive self-image and her talent was rhythmic dance.
Godsey said she checked the state pageant board’s rules and the pageant cannot take away Curry’s scholarship since she already competed.
“If she were to come back next year to apply – because she has a charge against her – it says in the contract she won’t be able to compete,” Godsey said.
Curry was cited along with Erin M. McCall, 18, of Chehalis, Wash., on March 6 at 5 p.m.
According to the police report, the girls stole 14 cosmetic items, including lip balm, nail polish, two sets of fake eyelashes, fake nails, face masks, foundation and other beauty products.