Karlie Hay is crowned Miss Teen USA 2016 during the 2016 Miss Teen USA Competition at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

On Saturday, former Miss Texas Teen USA Karlie Hay from Houston was crowned Miss Teen USA 2016. But by night’s end, people on social media had begun posting some questionable tweets from Hay’s past.

According to Mic, Twitter users found numerous old tweets from Hay, who is now 18, in which she used the N-word. As Mic points out, we can’t independently confirm the tweets in these screen captures were posted by Hay because her personal account is now locked as private.

Here's the winner of #MissTeenUSA pic.twitter.com/L0volbvEmW

— josh (@VaultJosh) July 31, 2016

miss teen USA is from houston im ready to fight pic.twitter.com/QZYycMaLsH

— adina the rat (@omgadina) July 31, 2016

But after news of the resurfaced Tweets broke out, Hay issued an apology on her Miss Texas Teen USA account.

I admit that I have used language publicly in the past which I am not proud of and that there is no excuse for. Through hard work…

— Karlie Hay (@RealMissTXteen) July 31, 2016

I am today a better person. I am honored to hold this title and I will use this platform to promote the values of…

— Karlie Hay (@RealMissTXteen) July 31, 2016

Former Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford also joined in on the conversation, stating she couldn’t understand why no one bothered to prepare Hay for media attention.

I can take the #missteenusa top 5 being an all white, all blonde top 5. What I can't take is – why didn't the winner clean up her page?