The president, Josh Randle, told The Associated Press his comment responding to an email to his private account about the physical appearance of 2013 victor Mallory Hagan came months before he started working for the Miss America Organization in 2015.
Haddad in emails had referred to past Miss America winners as "malcontents" and suggested hiring an investigator to look into the activities of one former victor, the Huffington Post reported.
Following the resignations, The Miss America board released a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.
As his departure was announced, Randle apologized on Saturday to 2013 pageant victor Mallory Hagan, whose weight he and others ridiculed in the emails.
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Prior to the MAO board's decision, dozens of former beauty queens had signed a letter calling on the organization's leadership to step down.
"My hope is that this story that broke will bring light to the type of behaviour that's been in leadership of the Miss America Organisation and really help us put in place some people who care and who embody the mission of Miss America", Ms Hagan said in a Twitter video. The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals said it was "conducting an immediate review of the situation and will take appropriate actions".
"Miss America is more than a title, it's a movement of empowering young women everywhere to achieve their dreams", the organization's website states. CEO Sam Haskell, President Josh Randle and Chairman Lynn Weidner resigned Saturday.
Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, who turned 29 Saturday, was a subject of some of the worst of the emails between Haskell and other members of the organization.
One day after being suspended, CEO Sam Haskell resigned on Saturday from his position, which reportedly paid almost $500,000 a year.
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Three of Miss America's top leaders have resigned after HuffPost published a report detailing crude emails exchanges about former pageant winners.
Miss America announced on Friday that they would suspend Haskell pending an investigation into the emails where he joked about contestant's being "c-ts" and called women "huge" and "gross".
"This afternoon, the Board of Directors of the Miss America Organization accepted the resignation of Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sam Haskell, effective immediately".
"Although I have certainly been vilified unjustly by some in recent days, I know that all will be made more clear with time", she said.
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