It seemed like Jeannie Mai was the only one who hadn’t dropped out of the Miss USA pageant.
But now, all of that has changed!
The Real host had previously stated that, in spite of Donald Trump‘s outrageous comments regarding Mexican immigrants, she would continue to fulfill her hosting responsibilities for the show this month, explaining that she was doing it for the girls and not for the businessman.
However, the 36-year-old is changing her tune, announcing her withdrawal on Facebook by saying:
“At the time I made my decision to remain part of the Miss USA pageant, I was under the impression that Mr. Trump would no longer be involved in the production of the show in any capacity what so ever. In addition, given Mr. Trump’s ongoing antics, including his most recent episode today with the current Miss Universe, it is clear that Mr. Trump’s actions have and will continue to distract focus away from the real stars of the show – the women involved in the pageant.”
Even as she officially revealed she was dropping her duties, she continued to stress that she still fully supports the ladies who will be competing:
“From the beginning, I announced publicly that I was donating my compensation to a worthy charity. Although I will no longer be participating as a co-host, I still want to support the women competing in the pageant. I feel the best way to show that is to lend my support to this year’s winner of Miss USA and to make the donation I promised to her platform and charity.”
Ch-ch-check out her entire announcement (below)!
It’ll be interesting to see how the show will go on without any hosts! We stand by you, Jeannie!
[Image via Apega/WENN.]