Miss Pennsylvania is finally getting some much needed support.
Sheena Monnin made headlines when she resigned from her beauty queen position within the Miss Universe Organization because she heard that the top five finalists at the Miss USA Pageant were predetermined.
Unfortunately, she doesn't really have any evidence to support her claims because Miss Florida — the contestant who actually saw the list of finalists before the competition began — has said she was just joking.
Even with a lawsuit from Donald Trump, Sheena isn't back down, but at least another contestant coming forward to support her claims. Well, sort of.
“I saw Florida backstage and she was very, very flustered and upset…at that point she was able to reveal to me at least four of the five names who went on to be the top girls. She couldn’t remember the fifth because she was so upset. Several of the girls then started hearing through the grapevine about a list; a lot of people were upset.”
Hmm…maybe these girls need to get together and agree to show a little solidarity. It's a lot easier to disregard one contestant's allegation of fraud than it would be if they ALL came forward with allegations.
Everyone else involved in the pageant is vehemently denying any foul play. Celebrity judges like Joe Jonas and Rob Kardashian have made statements in support of Miss Universe on Twitter, while the accounting firm that tabulates the pageant results said:
"Neither the Miss Universe Organization, Donald Trump, NBC, the eight celebrity judges, nor any of the contestants could have known who the final five Miss USA finalists were before the evening gown competition was completed and the tabulation was verified by Ernst & Young during the live broadcast.”
Sheena Monnin is going to need all the help she can get to continue her quest for the truth, as well as defend herself against a defamation lawsuit. We don't think the support of an anonymous contestant is going to cut it either.
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