Donald Trump has announced that the Miss Universe Organization - which he owns! - plans to sue Miss Pennsylvania USA, a.k.a. Sheena Monnin.
Monnin resigned her crown Tuesday claiming Sunday’s Miss USA pageant was rigged ... and has no morals for allowing transgendered contestants.
Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo won Miss USA 2012, while Monnin, who did not place in the top five, said it was predetermined from the start.
Trump begs to differ and says he hopes Monnin has a good lawyer.
“We’re going to bring a lawsuit against this girl,” he told Today co-anchor Ann Curry and ABC's George Stephanopoulos in separate interviews.
“It is so ridiculous,” Trump told Curry of Monnin’s charge, noting that the voting is “supervised by Ernst and Young and everything is certified.”
“They've done an investigation. I just found out about it ... the person that supposedly showed the list totally denies that that ever took place.”
Besides, he noted later, “the organization doesn’t care who the Top 5 are, or the Top 10,” adding, “I mean, what difference does it make?”Hard to argue with him on the latter point. You've seen one Miss USA, you've pretty much seen them all ... even if they're all smoking hot.
Anyway, Trump says Sheena Monnin is bitter because she's not it.
Monnin announced Tuesday on Facebook page she was resigning after she “witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the Top 5 BEFORE THE SHOW EVER STARTED proceed to call out in order who the Top 5 were."
“After it was indeed the Top 5 I knew the show must be rigged; I decided at that moment to distance myself from an organization who did not allow fair play and whose morals did not match my own,” she added.
By "morals," she means Trump's decision to change the rules and allow Jenna Talackova to compete for Miss Canada despite being born a man.
Asked his first impression of Monnin, Trump said, “I saw her and my impressions were she didn't have a chance of being in the Top 15 - not even close."
"And all this is, is a girl who went there, lost, wasn't in the 15, and she's angry at the system ... I never felt she had a chance. All this is is buyer's remorse.”
Donald Trump, ladies and gentlemen.