Boston Globe

Friday, June 9, 2000

Pageant winner loses title over $7,000 in unpaid child support

By Associated Press, 6/9/2000 06:34
Boston Globe

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) The winner of this year's Mrs. Commerce City pageant was stripped of her title after officials discovered she owed her ex-husband $7,112 in overdue child support payments.

Christine Corso-Delaney, 33, won the title in early May but it was revoked days before the May 20 Mrs. Colorado America Pageant, a forerunner to the Mrs. America pageant.

Pageant officials said the unpaid child support violated a morals clause in the application Corso-Delaney filled out.

Ex-husband Glenn Hall said he notified pageant officials about the debt. He has sole custody of their children, ages 7, 8 and 13.

''I've been raising them, I've been supporting them,'' he said.

Corso-Delaney did not return calls seeking comment. Her mother, Suellen Corso, said her daughter is ''very, very upset.''

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