It's a lesson the dethroned Miss Nevada U-S-A says all young women should learn: actions have consequences.
Katie Rees says "many of us don't realize" that "even one night of poor judgment can affect the rest of our lives."
Rees lost her crown after racy photos of her were posted online.
At a Florida news conference today, Rees said the photos were taken during her teen years, in an "isolated incident" that "does not represent who I am."
Her Tampa attorney, Mario Torres, says Rees deserves a second chance. He's asking the Donald Trump, who co-owns the Miss Universe Organization, to give Rees the same opportunity he gave Miss U-S-A Tara Conner. Trump let Conner keep her tiara after tearfully admitting that she drank at New York nightclubs when she was a minor.