2012 Shows

(Original Air Date: 01/13/12) The life of a beauty queen may seem picture perfect, but what happens when tiaras become tarnished by scandal? Dr. Phil talks to two pageant winners whose squeaky-clean images turned sour. Liz, 28, says she was on top of the world when she was crowned Ms. Planet Beach 2010, but it all came crumbling down when topless modeling photos surfaced on the Internet. With her title revoked and reputation ruined, she says the popular website TheDirty.com added insult to injury by keeping the photos posted. Struggling to find work, can her reputation and career be salvaged? Plus, find out how to protect your own image online. Then, former Mrs. Nevada 2006, Juliette Kimoto, made headlines when she was accused of scamming people out of millions of dollars, and her husband, Kyle, was sentenced to 29 years in prison for fraud. With mounting legal fees and a $90,000 settlement to the Federal Trade Commission, the 35-year-old mother of six says she’s struggling to repair her family’s ruined reputation and rebuild her life. Can Dr. Phil provide her with the tools to move forward?

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: hnyrlph on Jul 12, 2012, 9:10PM - In reply to coast2coastpau
I have to agree...only an idiot would think it's ok to take racey photos this day in age. Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for yourself, get a job, take care of your kids!!
Replied By: vegas89166 on Jul 7, 2012, 11:55AM - In reply to sharklover
I think you took every word right out of my mouth.....don't feel an ounce of sympathy for either one of these women...is that why they were on the show??? To get sympathy? IDIOTS!!!! There was one thing that no one has mentioned about MS NEVADA.......WHAT THE HELL WAS SHE ON???? I mean I don't think i've seen anyone sit through an interview with their eyes half closed and answer questions.  She's a liar, a thief, and I feel bad for her little ones that will be affected by either of these "normal mormon family" choices.
Replied By: coast2coastpau on Jul 6, 2012, 8:53AM
I must admit I felt zero sympathy for the former beauty queen who was stripped of her titles. When she thought it was to her benefit she posed for racy photos. That was HER choice. When it suited her it was fine. Judgment is lacking. 2 children, unmarried, posing for nude photos, BLAMING someone else???? Dr. Phil you were way too nice- she made those choices. This is the 21st century, she has to be brain dead to not think those photos will outlive her. Stop whining and be productive.
Replied By: maggieschroyer on Jul 5, 2012, 11:14PM
don't take pictures for a living if you don't want them posted.  If you take naked photo's, that's who you are.  What the hell do you expect when you pose naked in pictures?  She wanted to make money off of the photo's but was embarassed when they went viral.  Dr. Phil, I believe you were wrong with this judgement.  What was she expecting...Naked but Christian??  Come on
Replied By: mommylovesu on Jul 5, 2012, 9:30PM - In reply to hmolloy
I think the ( Brat Ban) is ridiclous! These are children, not wild animals. Okay, they don't behave the way they should or the way it use to be when our parents were kids. But times have changed, and parents are not spanking and using words, to teach there children a non-violence way of life. Parent do not want there children to act up in public, it is embrassing when your trying to teach your child manners in public and they will not listen. However, how do you expect these children to learn how to act in public if were " Keeping them at home"? Being a parent is a Full-time job, and as a parent, me and my family deserve to go out and eat or shop! THESE ARE CHILDREN! This is part of parenting, yes my child is going to cry, yes my child will throw fits and yes my child deserves the exprience of eating somewhere nice, and learning how to do things in life. Yes my child is not perfect but my point is, we were all children once and if our parents kept us all home because we were acting our ages, we would have some major social skills probelms. Take it easy on parents, and please do not be so quick to judge there parenting. You do not know squat about their life and if they need that night out. Not everyone can afford a baby sitter, maybe it is a family event.  We all our paying customers.
Replied By: hmolloy on Jul 5, 2012, 7:44PM
I will confront any person who subjects me to children who run wild in public.   I was raised to be polite in public and it makes me so angry to see lazy parents who cannot or will not parent a child and allow them to ruin outings for other people.    Be a parent to your children or keep them at home!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replied By: sharklover on Jul 5, 2012, 6:40PM
I agree with the posters stating this was a waste of time.  For Liz,  really?  Nude photos would advance my career..in what, porn?  If Hugh Heffner did not call you himself, baby, you ain't gonna be famous for nude photos. Also, what kind of message are you sending to your kids that the only way to succeed is by being beautiful and looking pretty on photos. Good grief.  Enroll in school, get a degree, and do something that doesn't require you to put on a mask of makeup or take off your clothes.

Nik was creepy, but he has a point. He's in it for the cold, hard cash. Is he sleazy?  Hell yes. Is he snake like? Definitely. Is he at fault?  No, he did not take the pictures nor did he convince booboo to strip down to what her mama gave her and shoot the pics.

As for Mrs. Nevada and her arrogant children, please hid your "attractive, Mormon family" under a rock.    We are getting unfair treatment because we are attractive and Mormon.  Who says that? Pure arrogance.  You are getting scrutinized because your mother and father were running scams on people and were found guilty. Read the court documents if you can, ok?  Just because your mother and father are your reason for being on earth doesn't mean that they are not capable of scamming the hell out of other people, probably financial aid at your institution, too because if your mother is so broke, why are you going to school out of state or "away" from your family?  How are you affording that?

And how do you not know what your husband is doing at work WHEN YOUR NAME IS ON THE BUSINESS. Girl, please. If anyone puts my name on anything, you better believe I am all over it like a dog on a bone.  And I would raise a red flag if my husband asked me to put my name on a business he is running because he can't.  Ask questions. Why can't you put it in your name? What's the problem? . and for the poster stating that she would be so busy with her kids she shouldn't pay attention...girl, please sit down with that, too.  It doesn't take long to ask your husband, "Hey, are you doing sleazy stuff?  Let me see this and that  document. Oh, why am I interested?  BECAUSE MY NAME IS ON THE BUSINESS."

My favorite quote from the husband:  "juliette is a businesswoman".  of course not, she's a thief and a liar, which is why you two got along perfectly fine.
Replied By: smart60 on Jul 5, 2012, 6:07PM - In reply to kellyhawkins12
I remember spending time with part of the Bonanno family.  Mrs. Bonanno ended up writing a book about her life with the mob.  She stated she had no knowledge of what her husband had done for a living all those years.  Just like Mrs. Nevada.

Let me tell you, that's a crock.  They always know.  When that money rolls in, and they get lots of nice goodies, you think they believe they just fall from the wish fairy?  They know.  They just don't want you to know that they know.  There's no sympathy in that.  And whatever could she tell the children????
Replied By: smart60 on Jul 5, 2012, 5:49PM
Liz has no one to blame for her situation but herself.  I'd say she knows that, but really would rather play the poor-little-me role and blame it on someone/anyone else.

But, her mother sure takes a high road on this.  Could it be that she is angry that SHE missed protecting her child?  My family is in the public eye.  When my children were younger, I made sure I knew what was going on with their careers, what they were being asked to do, who was the photog, etc.  Her mom missed the boat.  Her moral lessons were too few too late, or not at all.  My children knew never, never do anything you are not comfortable with, anything you don't want to see coming back at you in 10, 20. 50 years.  Don't do anything that you are not proud of, that you wouldn't show your mom, dad and all your friends.

Liz signed up for the photos and she has to live with whatever form they take.  Mom should have taught her some lessons before she let her out on her own.  (Perhaps she should have gone to that party too? It may be a little awkward, but many moms have done that.) The problem is, now both of them just sound like whiners.  And no company is going to put up with whiney models or spokespeople, unless they are huge in the industry already.

Recommendation: learn to live with it, shut your mouth, and move on.  Learn the lesson. If you can't you will never be able to deal with the big crap that would be coming your way.  

Replied By: wwww3333 on Jul 5, 2012, 4:29PM
I usually agree with a lot of what Dr Phil has to say to folks, but I had to get on the web site today to disagree with his opinion.  Ms Planet Beach 2010, Liz, was a total idiot if you ask me. 

Firstly, in this day and age everyone is aware that nothing is private anymore.  Having naked pictures taken of yourself, especially by a professional photographer, will not remain out of the public eye.  I don't believe for a second that she expected that they would.  She was young, stupid and wanting to be famous by any means possible.  I'm sure she thought that nude pictures were a way to acquire this coveted fame.  Now, everyone has been young and dumb in their lives and made stupid choices.  I'm not saying that we judge her a bad person for making a mistake.  But I also think that instead of acting like she had NO IDEA what was going on, she should admit and own the fact that she simply made a bad decision. 

Secondly, while sites like "The Dirty.com" are complete bottom feeders, they are a fact of life for the famous.  She waned to be a celebrity, this kind of thing comes with the territory.  The site's owner Nik is a complete bottom feeder, but it's not his fault that she had these pictures taken.  It's also not his fault that instead of disclosing this to the pageant community she tried to cover it up.  In this day and age she shoudl have know that they would come out.  I'm sure that "The Dirty" is not the only web site that has posted or discussed her and this scandal.  Again, I think that Nik is a total dirt bag, but blaming him for all her woes is just bad form. 

Be a woman and take responsibility for your actions Liz.  You did something stupid, you made a mistake.  As I said before, who out there has not done something stupid?  I personally don't have an issue with naked pictures, or the naked body in general.  I think that we in the USA are still weighed down by this stupid Protestant ethic that tells us that nudity and our bodies are shameful and wrong.  But I digress.  My point is that this Liz and her mother blamed everyone else for something that Liz did to herself. 

Lastly, I thought that Dr. Phil encouraged this behavior to a certain extent.  He basically said that he did not think that she was responsible for the scandal and that it was the fault of Nik and "The Dirty".  I totally disagree.  When you are famous, even a little famous like Liz, people will look through your past for anything they can use against you.  She knew full well that these pictures were out there and she chose to pursue fame, fortune and a beauty pageant title.  All this was her choice, and while the public has been cruel, she is responsible for putting herself in this position.  While I think Dr Phil's advice about "self talk" was right on, I also think he should have said something about owning her mistakes.  Until you do this you can't forgive yourself for making an error in the first place. 
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