(Reuters) - Organizers of the Miss USA contest on Wednesday raised questions about the credibility of Miss Pennsylvania, a contestant who said this week she was resigning her crown because she believed the contest is rigged.
Sheena Monnin, who represented Pennsylvania in the pageant staged in Las Vegas on Sunday but did not place in the top 16, said on Facebook on Monday she could "no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy."
A fellow contestant claimed to have seen a list of the top five winners days before the pageant took place, she wrote in a separate Facebook post on Tuesday.
Trump has now given her 24 hours to apologize our he is going to sue. Pageant officials are claiming that the real reason she quit is because of the transgender contestant and not because of alleged fraud.
I like pageants but since Trump took over Miss USA, I've strickly been a Miss America girl.
I will say that people have become so fixated with using a scandal/drama for publicity or to become famous that's hard to tell anymore what's legitimate vs. what's for ratings.
Exactly. Anything on tv is hard to tell whats real vs fake, staged, rigged, etc. All those contestant reality shows like American Idol, Survivor, etc are probably somewhat rigged. It's all about what brings in $$$$$. That is all anyone cares about.
A Miss USA contestant who didn't make the semifinals must pay $5 million for defaming the pageant by claiming it was "rigged" and "trashy," for, among other things, allowing "natural born males to compete in it," an arbitrator ruled.