olivia oneil Olivia O'Neil stripped of beauty crown for dyeing hairIn the U.S., we have underage drinking, posing for Playboy and sex tapes that get you stripped of your beauty pageant title. In New Zealand, they have hair dye. How quaint.

15-year-old Olivia O’Neil has been forced to return her Miss Teen Wanganui crown after a pageant organizer saw her Facebook photos with her newly-dyed brown hair, reports the New Zealand Herald.

The organizer in question is Barbara Osborne, who saw the pictures and asked if it was a wig. “I hope it is, don’t give me heart failure,” Osborne said to O’Neil.

When O’Neil replied that it was not a wig and that if it wasn’t “pageant worthy” to have brown hair, then maybe pageants were not for her, Osborne said, “Well, you better decide, miss. Hand over your crown with an attitude like that. I’m sure someone will step into your place with manners.”

]]>Jevan Goulter onfirmed that Olivia was stripped of her crown because she did not “maintain the image she had when she won it.” He also confirmed that Osborne was removed from the organization. Sheesh, kiwis. Follow Zap2it and Zap2it Andrea on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Facebook

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