As reader Paul Bent noted in passing this story along, the most surprising thing may be that Georgia has beauty pageant rules.
So far, the 1997 Miss Nude World International pageant has been one big tease for Vanessa Steele-Inman.
When she competed in the Atlanta-based event seven years ago, the former stripper qualified for the semifinals before being kicked out on what she said were trumped-up charges of cheating.
Three years later, a Fulton County jury said the contest promoters and managers of the Pink Pony nightclub should pay Steele-Inman more than $2.5 million in compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorney fees for slander and tortious interference with business relations.
But last week the Georgia Court of Appeals took away her victory, leaving her a consolation prize of $3,500 in attorney fees for the pageant's violation of state beauty contest rules….
Whole thing here.