Today, in take-this-with-a-grain-of-salt news: TMZ, by way of Miss USA "sources," has gotten its hands on a series of text messages that the former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin supposedly sent to a pageant official during the competition itself. The texts reiterate Monnin's claims that the competition was rigged. (Sample text: "It's obviously rigged so the girl they want can shine; they kept several beautiful girls out for that reason.") More egregiously, the texts imply Miss Colorado and Miss South Carolina are ugly.
"This is f---ing rigged Randy. Seriously? Colorado? South Carolina? I'm done," read the texts. If the texts are indeed real, they probably won't help Monnin's battle with the Miss Universe organization over her "defamatory statements." "For the record," TMZ thinks both the panned contestants are "hot." Click to see photos of them.