Sunday, September 16, 2007

Pageant Press: Is Anything Private Anymore?

Miss New Jersey Amy Polumbo is featured on the cover of today's Parade.

Amy Polumbo, 22, restricted her page on Facebook to 100 or so people who knew her password. “It was a way for me to keep in touch with friends all over the country,” she says. But after she was crowned Miss New Jersey in June, someone downloaded pictures of her and threatened blackmail. She thwarted the attempt by releasing the photos herself (they’re quite innocent) but suffered weeks of embarrassment.

“I know how easy it is for someone to take advantage of you on the Internet,” says Polumbo. “The Web is a place where people can destroy your reputation if you’re not

CLICK HERE for the entire article, but Amy's only in the paragraphs above.

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