Miss Pa. Quits, Says Pageant Is Rigged
Trump threatens to sue, says she opposes transgender policy
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 6, 2012 1:07 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Donald Trump says he's going to sue Miss Pennsylvania, after she resigned in a huff from the Miss USA pageant and the Miss Universe Organization. "I can no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy," Sheena Monnin wrote on Facebook, according to the New York Daily News. She says another contestant "saw a list of the Top 5 BEFORE THE SHOW EVER STARTED."

But the Miss Universe Organization says Monnin resigned for another reason: Because she opposed its decision to allow transgendered competitors. A spokeswoman revealed an email allegedly written by Monnin in which she complains that the pageant has betrayed its "foundational principles" by allowing "natural born males" to enter. "She changed her story," the spokeswoman says. Monnin has since deleted her Facebook post, but it was up long enough to draw a lawsuit. "When she's using the word 'fraud,' that's pretty strong," he said on the Today Show. He also added that in his opinion Monnin "didn't have a chance of being in the top 15, not even close."

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Jun 7, 2012 8:40 PM CDT
GD, she could be a HOT porn star!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 7, 2012 11:01 AM CDT
For me you can't blame the girl to get out in Ms,Universe pagent,Imagine those girls practice and studied in other country for modelling and lots of hard work for all the candidate who are inborn woman,it's the most precious pagent around the world that is why it's called "Ms.Universe"remember it's "Miss" not"Mr" actually I've seen the last pagent i observe dsome girls are not happy because the feeling is not fair for a man to join that beauty pagent.it seems cheap,it's still good that pagent still have sponsors.A Man can change his looks, Identity by having surgerybut in the heart of his dear Mother and Father he's a man until to his last breath.
Jun 7, 2012 10:56 AM CDT
This is a contest for women. She can drop out and I don't blame her. The organization should allow ONLY women born as women. Sorry if that really narrows the choice for Canada.