To Catch A Predator: Tiara Edition

When it comes to public service, most Miss Americas are content to partake in the occasional Ronald McDonald House photo-op or drive a couple nails into a Habitat for Humanity house while decked out in full face-paint.

Not Lauren Nelson. The 20-year-old Miss America 2007 is now publicizing her decision to partner up with law enforcement, hit up chat rooms, pose as a teenage girl, and help get child molesters off the streets and out of the schoolyards. Part of Lauren's cyber-seduction included posting pictures of herself as a 14-year-old in order to lure sexual predators into her twisted and tangled web. But that's not all!

"I got to chat online with the predators and made phone calls, too," enthuses Lauren about her experience. "It's nice to know that they were chatting with... me rather than a 14- or 15-year-old girl."

Wow. This means that the male demographic that gets off on pictures of Lauren is skewing broader... and pervier! That's what we call strengthening your brand!

Miss America helps cops in sex sting [USA Today]