Marlise Ricardos, a drama major at the University of Southern California, was crowned Miss California in a finale marred when another contestant pulled out a banner saying "Pageants Hurt All People."

Michelle Anderson, 21, who represented Santa Cruz County, was pulled from the stage by security guards Monday night as she yelled that the winner had bruises all over her body because she suffered from a weight-loss illness, anorexia.The 26-year-old winner, who wore the banner of the city of Lomita, had little to say about the incident.

"There's nothing I can really say at this moment that would be in good taste."