Misty Clymer Back At Work, Scheduling Miss N.C. Appearances
Posted October 31, 2002 5:49 a.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — Misty Clymer is back at work. Even though a judge ruled that neither she nor Rebekah Revels can be recognized as Miss North Carolina, she said she is still making appearances as the state's representative.
"My lawyers clarified with the judge and asked if it was OK to make appearances and I am scheduling them on my own," she said.
Both Clymer and Revels participated in preliminary Miss America events although Clymer was able to compete in the Miss America pageant. Clymer said both were at ease with each other.
"I think we are both still Miss North Carolina. I think the judge only put stipulations on the pageant itself, restricting (the pageant) from making appearances or bookings for either one of us," she said.
Clymer said she and her attorneys have not been able to get state pageant officials to answer questions.
"It upsets me. It really upsets me. I have been placed in an uncomfortable place throughout this entire situation," she said.
Clymer said she has never quit anything and she does not plan to now. She said she understands the public may be getting tired of the ongoing court proceedings over who should represent the state.
"I think people think there are more important things that we should be concentrating on and more important things going on in the world, but this is important to us," she said. "It is very important to girls who have competed their entire lives to be a part of this program."
Clymer, who is engaged, said she has put her wedding plans on hold. She said she plans to continue working and she is open to opportunities.