The newly crowned Miss Seattle is barely into her reign and already she's said she's sorry. The controversy is over what she posted on Twitter three months ago.
In tweets last December, Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn wrote "Ugh can't stand cold rainy Seattle and the annoying people" and she was "hating Seattle right now."
But Monday Miss Seattle, a pageant veteran who graduated from Arizona State University, admitted she misspoke.
"My heart just dropped," she said. "I had a big cry and called some friends. I just didn't know what to do."
"That day the weather was very cold, rainy, I mean, what can you expect? It is Seattle. It was, like I said, wrong place, wrong time. I just did not think before I acted,"
And what about those annoying people in Seattle?
"I did not mean directly the people in Seattle," Ahn said. " I think I just meant the people in general. I mean, who isn't annoyed by annoying people?"
Barely two days into her reign, Ahn says she's learned a valuable lesson. On Twitter Monday, after appearing on a local radio show, she apologized for her negative connotations regarding Seattle and its people.
"So beautiful, the summers are to die for," Ahn said. "I really do love Seattle, it was just that particular day it happened to be that I tweeted that unfortunate tweet and it fell into the wrong hands."
The new Miss Seattle now goes on to the Miss Washington Pageant this summer.