Sheena Monnin Resigns Miss Pennsylvania Crown, Accuses Miss Universe of Fraud, Lack of Morals

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Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin resigned this week, calling the Miss Universe Organization "fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent and trashy."

Let's start with the first part. She wrote on Facebook that a fellow contestant saw a list revealing the top five Miss USA finalists before the show took place.

The Miss Universe Organization denies this, saying in a statement:

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"The Miss Universe Organization can confirm the resignation of the Pennsylvania title holder after she did not place in the Top 16 at the Miss USA pageant."

"In an email to pageant organizers, she cited the Miss Universe Organization's policy regarding transgendered contestants as the reason for her resignation."

"Today she has changed her story by publicly making false accusations claiming that the pageant was fixed, however the contestant she privately sourced as her reference has vehemently refuted her most recent claim."

"We are disappointed that she would attempt to steal the spotlight from Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island on her well-deserved Miss USA win."

Culpo, who won Sunday, was asked during the show about the inclusion of transgender contestants, which the organization permitted two months ago.

"I do think it is fair," she said. "I could understand how people could be apprehensive to take that road, but I do accept that ... I believe it's a free country."

After the organization changed its rules to allow Jenna Talackova, who was born male, to compete (for Miss Canada), Sheena Monnin was PISSED.

According to Miss Universe officials, she wrote that she refuses "to be part of a pageant system that has so far and so completely removed itself from its foundational principles as to allow and support natural born males to compete in it."

"This goes against ever moral fiber of my being. I believe in integrity, high moral character, and fair play, none of which are part of this system any longer."

NOTE: Talackova placed in the top 12 and won the Miss Congeniality award.

Monnin, meanwhile, stands by her allegation that Miss USA is rigged and that finalists like Culpo and Aubrey Bolte were pre-selected by higher-ups.

She wrote on Facebook that, when she found out that the finalists were predetermined, she "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 also urges fellow Miss USA contestants to come forward, "then perhaps action can be taken. As for me, I believe her words and will not encourage anyone to compete in a system that in my opinon and from what I witnessed is dishonest."


I have had just about all I can take of Donald Trump. This loser needs to just give it up. He's not rich, he's broke and bankrupt. His daddy financed him and that is the only reason he had whatever money he's flashed around for the public eye. He's a loud mouth fool in need of a new toupee. Sheena has way more class than him and I'm betting the only reason he owns the pageant now is so he can, shall we say, get his jollies in the privacy of his gilded bathroom.


...was willing to resign also speaks volumes. Because winning her state title was a real honor that included many perks for the year that she was willing to give up to take this stance. She is a brave woman to be taking Trump on though. I hope the truth prevails either way in this situation. ###


Sheena Monnin is right on the money!!! Fake all daughter competes in pageants and one of the organizations of Trump from socal is also rigged!!! I told my daughter that GOD doesn't like ugly n Trump organization needs to be torn daughter currently holds s title


well first of all, this isn't a free country. second, does this really surprise anyone? i don't think anyone upholds this pageant morally as they may have done in the past. it is just fake TV.


Another self righteous ass hat. Why would a transgendered contestant be so threatening. I would think that it would be more difficult for a M to F to compete, and should be respected for the effort.


She doesn't sound like a sore loser, she sounds like someone who's standing up for what she believes in. Miss USA pageant is for women otherwise it'd be called Mr. Or Miss USA. Being born a male and surgically changing your penis to a vagina does NOT make you a woman.


oh bloody hell..why she soo freaking immature.! Agreed with anothers comment she's just afraid of getting beat by a contestant born as a man. She's a sore loser & needs to grow up.




Shes afraid that a contestant born as a man will beat her. Shes pissed alright. Pissed she didnt win. Act like a lady and accept defeat!


Just like PA everything should go their way and their way only!!!

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