Pageant President Josh Randle and board member Tammy Haddad have also resigned.
Miss America Organization President Josh Randle along with CEO Sam Haskell and Chairwoman Lynn Weidner resigned on Saturday after The Huffington Post Thursday published official internal emails offending Miss America winners' weight, sex lives and intellect. "The Board thanks Lynn and Sam for many years of tireless work for, and significant financial support to, both the Miss America Organization and thousands of young women who received millions of dollars of educational scholarships from the Organization as a direct result of their efforts".
Earlier of this week, the Huffington Post reported on details of dozens of emails shared between senior staff and board members of the organisation, many of them disparaging former victor Mallory Hagan and commenting on her weight and sex life.
The organization announced the resignations a day after dozens of former Miss America signed a petition calling on the group's leadership to step down.
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"The Board will be conducting an in-depth investigation into alleged inappropriate communications and the nature in which they were obtained", a spokesperson for the organization said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday. That same former title holder, Mallory Hagan, also was ridiculed over a bathing suit photo in which she appeared to have gained weight from when she competed in and won the pageant. Dan Meyers, who had been vice chairman of the board, was named interim chairman.
Commenting on the emails, the president of the organization, Josh Randle, apologized to 2013 victor Mallory Hagan, whose sex life and weight he was discussing with other employees and said that the correspondence "does not reflect my [Randle's] values or the values I [Randle] worked to promote at the Miss America Organization". In his response to that message, Mr Haskell indicated it had made him laugh.
Following the death of another Miss America, a former writer on the show wrote that he wished it had been 1998 victor Kate Shindle instead.
While Haskell's resignation is effective immediately, Weidner will stay on for the next 90 days as the company transitions.