US council candidate under fire after panty-selling business exposed

She may have to pull out of the election.
She may have to pull out of the election. Photo credit: KUTV.

A local council candidate in Wyoming may have to pull out of an upcoming election after locals found out she sells used panties on the internet. 

The massage therapist and yoga instructor Deborah Reno, worked online under the name Mystee Crockett for a year.

The Evanston City Council candidate also posted videos of herself stripping and sold dirty gym shorts for NZ$30.

She has now deleted the website and said she made "an error in judgement".

"It doesn't change the nature of who I am but when people know your deepest darkest secrets, they tend to look at you differently," Reno said.

Reno is standing against Mikal Welling for a seat that was vacated by Wendy Schuler.

Schuler said she was shocked and disappointed to hear the news.

"I'm not really sure that she would be electable at this point," Schuler said.

Evanston is a city with a population of just under 13,000 people.

The election is to be held in November and Reno said she is not yet sure if she will continue to campaign.