2014 Shows

Nineteen-year-old Samara says her world came crashing down just three days after she was crowned Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2012, when a group of girls she thought were friends sent compromising photos of her to pageant officials. She says she was given two choices: resign or be fired, so she relinquished her title and all related prizes, and her pageant career came to an end. Emotions run high when Samara faces her former friend, Tosha, who admits to sending the photos. Why did Tosha do it? And, does she have any regrets? Plus, how did the controversial photos fall into the wrong hands in the first place? Then, hear from Samara’s older sister, Suway, who believes that Tosha and the two other girls involved should pay for what they did. Was a crime committed? And, Dr. Phil offers advice for moving forward after betrayal. (OAD: 9-30-13)

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: tvphan on Aug 19, 2015, 1:11PM
If that was just a topless photo, then it wasn't porn and wasn't illegal.
Replied By: donkrys on Jun 2, 2014, 7:05PM
I've lost all respect for Dr Phil after watching this show. He laid into the girl who sent the email,  but speaks nicely with respect to the girl who took the photos of herself, smoke marijuana and drank. Why isn't she being held fully responsible?! She put her signature on a paper that said she has a clean background. He didn't say anything about her lying.  And why on earth is Phil acting like her actions aren't a big deal?!

This queen never deserved a title. She does not possess the character of someone who deserves to be crowned. And she knew she lacked that character.  And the sister saying the other girl ruined her sisters life. What?! She ruined her own life!! Why isn't Phil making her take responsibility for her own actions?! Then he focuses on the fact that the picture was sent. But  not on the fact that the picture was taken by herself and sent out by herself. Make her take responsibility!! And then he said he would not disrespect her by calling her a bitch, which was shortly after he said she slept with half the town. 

Don't do that. That's what he says to the girl that lost her crown due to her own actions?! What?! 

And then he wants to address the comment she made about her friend ruining her life. This was his chance to say, no, you ruined your own life. But, no, he continues with placing blame in the wrong place. Get it together Phil! You're smarter than this. 
Replied By: strine on Jun 1, 2014, 11:48PM
Why did he argue with one of those girls on behalf of the "beauty queen"? Saying that the other girl slept with the other half of the town etc? Sorry, but the girl who lost the beauty queen crown signed a contract and she breached the contract. The other girl may be a "dobber", but she didn't sign a contract. What was the point of this show other than to air a little teenaged drama? Ho hum.
Replied By: millertas on Jun 1, 2014, 10:41PM
Listening and watching the vindicitive behaviour of the two "friends" I bet Dr. Phil is glad he had sons. One episode of "Malcolm in the Middle" Lois wishes she had daughters instead. Through the magic of television she gets daughters instead of her sons. She eventually 'wakes' up from her 'dream (nightmare)' glad that she had boys and not girls. As a casual relief teacher I find in general while girls do tend to be well behaved they are not as nearly as predictable as boys but hey does that not make us all interesting.
Replied By: KateBauer on Jun 1, 2014, 8:12AM
Good grief, both girls were wrong, but again I say if the teenage girls didn't give into the teenage hormonal boys and treat sex as if it wasn't anything more than shaking hands they would be far better off.   A beauty queen should have morals and think of what she should represent.   Topless photos "really" - a hormanal teenage boy is not going to get rid of them whether you have broken up or not.  Have more respect for yourself.  With your crown came responsibilites to live up to the image which clearly you did not.   The young women that turned you in I find petty and need to look at themself in the mirrow.  They all seemed to have the same life style without the title.
Replied By: loyalalways on May 31, 2014, 6:09PM - In reply to cdrens
Society today has given teens the impression that sex is for anyone who even thinks they're in love. That if you're in a relationship, that sex is what you do. How many times have you heard anyone try to get through to teens today that that is NOT what sex is for and that it is definitely  NOT for teenagers? Even Dr. Phil didn't tell them. What do you expect from teens if that's what they know?

I don't agree with teens lifestyles today at all. I have also mentioned this on comment boards many times. We need 'society' to start letting teens now that it is wrong for them to be having sex at such young ages, let alone sleeping around with everyone they date. They're not ready for that and their bodies are definitely not ready for pregnancy and childbirth. People complain about the morals of teens today. Well, someone needs to tell them that what they're doing is wrong because they don't know. Too many babies are having babies.

There are some teens who have been taught the real reason for sex and they abstain. But, the majority think it's the normal thing to do because that's what they've been taught by 'society' in general. 'Society' needs to teach these kids if they expect things to change. They have all kinds of commercials for bullies and drugs, etc., but nothing for teaching kids that they're just not ready for sex.  Parents need to talk to their kids, too. However, they need the support of society for these teens to listen to them. It's a known fact that kids follow things in society more than what is said by their parents.

This is my OPINION.
Replied By: klomag on May 31, 2014, 5:04PM
I watch the show everyday and wonder what Dr. Phil was thinking by doing a show about this? It was a useless show about two girls that have no control. One gets dogged for sending a letter and the other plays the victim. Obviously she has never seen another beauty queen get kicked out for example Vanessa Willimas for doing wrong things that go against the beauty pagent rules. This girl isn't any different than anyone else. She got caught and doesnt like it. I'm not saying the girl who turned her in is right but my goodness own up to doing wrong and getting caught. would it have made a difference if it was someone else that had turned her in? Wrong is wrong. I just can't believe Dr. Phil did a show on this. It taught none of them anything except they got their 15 minutes of fame. So disappointed in Dr. Phil for wasting his time on this story instead of helping someone who really appreciates the help
Replied By: namedeclin on May 31, 2014, 1:53PM
Young girls need to get some feminism.  The girls got way out of control, throwing mud on each other, because of fighting over boys.  This is partly because they are too easy and give themselves to boys in high school when there is no possibility of a serious relationship.  They make it more serious than it is, then they get hurt when they break up and because they hurt and feel embarassed, they get angry.  Starting with feminism, the girls would have a knowledge of what their talente were and a motivation to use them in a career.  They would feel that they can be independent and don't need a man to be happy.  They can fall acticipate a future with love and a relationship, but they don't have to cheapen themselves over it.  They don't understand that a man should show that he deserves love before they give themselves away.  And they should have enough self esteem and pride to see that a rejection is the boy's problem and not theirs - someone else will come along for young girls that age.  But girls still know that life is stacked against them financially.  More than 40% of unmarried single women (with or without children) are living in the lowest income brackets.  So there are still fears amoung young girls over financial security and there is the problem that women can and do get to live in a house house and get a meal ticket by attaching themselves to a man.
Replied By: skyemail on May 31, 2014, 10:23AM
This teen is totally missing the point of winning a beauty pageant.  the culture of the younger generation may mean its ok to send topless photos to boyfriends, but pageants are still focused on girls who are wholesome and behave according to traditional standards regardless of current cultural norms.  Especially teen pageants want to select someone who beautiful, intelligent and uses good judgement.  If this girl is sending topless photos to a boyfriend that end up on the internet, she is probably sexually active and considered a wild girl by pageant standards.  These wholesome girls they are looking for may be harder to find these days but they are out there.  A teen queen needs to be more than a pretty face who has worked fir years as a model and pageant contestant.  It's really hard to feel sorry for this girl who was foolish enough to send a nude photo of herself to anyone.  It's not the end of the world.  She screwed up and shoukd learn from her mistake and move on.
Replied By: tennessee73 on May 31, 2014, 1:15AM - In reply to rogers11
I agree 10000000%
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