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Tough break today for former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin in court. She lost an appeal and owes Miss USA $5 million for defaming the organization.

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Monnin resigned as Miss Pennsylvania last year, saying Miss USA contest was rigged - claims that did not hold water in the eyes of a judge.

She claimed another contestant learned the top five finishers hours before the show, then turned in her crown when those contestants were named during the show.

She posted a series of messages on Facebook and spoke publicly about her claims. Doanld Trump's Miss Universe Organization sued her immediately.

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Sheena Monnin, a Pennsylvania beauty queen who resigned after saying Miss USA is rigged, was ordered to pay the pageant organization $5 MILLION in damages.

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Monnin, who is "shocked" by the ruling, tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the "most logical course" would be to contest it, but she's considering her options.

In any case, her claims didn't pan out, and she's paying the price.

Arbitrator Theodore Katz says Monnin's allegations that finalists had been selected in advance were false, harmful and malicious and cost the pageant millions.

Specifically, a $5 million fee from a potential 2013 sponsor.

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Former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin may or may not be a crazy conspiracy theorist or anti-LGBT, but she's definitely one catty beauty pageant girl.

Miss Colorado and Miss South Carolina shouldn't have made the Top 16 at the Miss USA pageant, because they lacked in the face, Monnin said.

Miss USA obtained texts it claims Sheena sent to a pageant official during the competition, in which Sheena says the competition was rigged.

In them ... Sheena basically just bitches about losing to other girls.

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Sheena Monnin, who resigned as Miss Pennsylvania because of this and accused Miss Universe of fraud, writes, "Colorado? South Carolina? I'm done. This is ridiculous. It's obviously rigged so the girl they want can shine."

"They kept several beautiful girls out for that reason."

Monnin also alleged that Miss Florida Karina Brez saw a list of the final five before the show even aired, an allegation Brez says is totally false.

Miss USA sources believe the texts and Brez's denials show Sheena's conspiracy theory is 100% emotionally-motivated, not based on fact.

The Miss Universe organization has filed a defamation suit.

While texts don't exactly disprove Sheena's conspiracy theory ... they definitely show how hilariously catty models/beauty queens can be.

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Karina Brez, the reigning Miss Florida title holder, is speaking out and denying the allegations lobbed by former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin this week.

Specifically, that Brez found out Miss USA is rigged.

Monnin is now being sued by the Miss Universe Organization over her accusations, which stem from Brez's alleged discussion of seeing a list of the five finalists before last week's pageant even took place - which Brez denied.

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Sheena Monnin claims Brez said she saw the list of the final five, but Miss Florida claims what she saw did not reflect the big Miss USA winner(s).

"Looking back, it's definitely a rehearsal list, because from the names that I read off that sheet, it wasn't even the top five," Brez told E! News.

The pageant's eventual winner, Olivia Culpo, wasn't even on it, she adds.

"It was nowhere close to what [Monnin] is saying, so her claims are incorrect ... I know that I made the comment out loud saying something about a rehearsal list backstage ... maybe she assumed that I said a fact, [while] I said it jokingly."

"I honestly don't even remember speaking to her ... I feel bad at how this has been handled ... [Monnin's] been taking it just way too far."

When Donald Trump seems like the voice of reason, we'd have to agree.

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Sheena Monnin insists the Miss USA pageant is rigged, despite what Donald Trump says, and that's why she resigned as Miss Pennsylvania USA.

Monnin, who claimed the list of top five Miss USA contestants she was told before the show perfectly matched the top five, alleges a conspiracy.

Pageant co-owner Trump says he will sue for defamation, claiming the voting is closely monitored ... and no one cares who wins anyway.

Monnin is doubling down on her claim, though ... citing psychology.

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"It's too coincidental for someone to be able to call out in order the top five," she said on the Today show Friday. "I know what I heard, and there is no doubt in my mind that the contestant is serious when she laid out what she saw."

Sheena Monnin claims Miss Florida - who now says she was kidding - told her she saw a list of the top five. No way was it a joke, Miss PA claims.

"I have many years of psychological training," says Monnin. "I know when someone is scared and serious. Her body language was serious."

Two points here:

  1. Miss USA officials now say Miss Florida only had one name right, meaning she missed either runner-up Audrey Bolte or champ Olivia Culpo.
  2. Monnin's "many years of psychological training" consists of a master's degree from the University of Phoenix. Just saying.

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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?”

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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.

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