Former Miss North Carolina crown stolen

Rebekah Revels wears the crown that was recently stolen from her while talking to reporters in 2002. (Harold Hinson)

January 27, 2011 8:19:56 PM PST
Former Miss North Carolina Rebekah (Revels) Lowry says her Hope Mills home was recently burglarized and her Miss North Carolina and Miss Fayetteville crowns were stolen.

"My crowns represented a life time of hard work, accomplishment, life achievement, and life changing moments," Lowry said in an email to ABC11.

Lowry won the Miss North Carolina crown in 2002, but resigned the title when a former boyfriend claimed he had topless photos of her.

Lowry later sued the Miss North Carolina Pageant to be reinstated and lost.

Despite that, Lowry calls it "one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had."

She's offering a reward for the return of the crowns.

She said the crown boxes are made of oak wood. Each crown box is labeled according to the specific crown it holds. Each nameplate reads Rebekah C. Revels Miss Fayetteville 2001 and Rebekah C. Revels Miss North Carolina 2002.

The Miss North Carolina crown is different than the Miss Fayetteville crown because it has an additional band of rhinestones around the bottom of the crown.

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