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Beauty queen resigns after lingerie fraud

Miss Singapore World has given up her crown after it emerged that she had stolen credit cards to go on a shopping spree for lingerie.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Singapore's Miss World contestant has resigned after her conviction earlier this year for credit card fraud was revealed, a newspaper in the city-state reported Wednesday.

The Straits Times said Ris Low, 19, resigned Tuesday and will not represent Singapore at the contest in South Africa in December.

Local media last week reported she was sentenced to two years probation for stealing credit cards and spending 8,000 Singapore dollars ($5,642) on lingerie, cell phones and meals at fancy restaurants.

The Straits Times said Low told the newspaper she has bipolar disorder, which led her to go on the spending sprees.

Low came under public pressure to lose her 2009 title after it was reported that she stole seven credit cards last year.

Low's replacement for Miss World has not yet been chosen, the newspaper said.