Contestant: Amy Ciccolella
Pageant: Miss America 1995

Ciccolella had good intentions when she decided to croon "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" to a puppet on the stage of the Miss America Pageant. She was trying to bring awareness to cerebral palsy. However, the backlash that followed was harsh. We're not sure who's right and who's wrong, but there is something mildly creepy about telling a puppet that you love him. Precursor to the love doll?