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Miss Vietnam USA Claims Pageant No Pay Her

5/3/2009 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Yen LeCongratulations Miss Vietnam USA -- you've just won $10,000 (which you're not getting) and a new car (which you have to finance yourself).

According to a lawsuit filed earlier this week in Orange County, Yen Le -- who was crowned Miss Vietnam USA in November 2007 -- is suing the pageant organizers because she alleges she was supposed to receive $10,000 and a new Mercedes for winning.

Now get this -- not only does she claim she never got the $10K, but she says the pageant made her lease the car in her own name ... and then they defaulted on the payments.

She's suing for over $50K in damages, plus interest, attorneys' fees and court costs.

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JWH    

TMZ is more racist than Miley Cyrus

1993 days ago
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mlu007    

Title should read:
"Ms. Vietnam USA Do The Suey Suey. Claims Pageant No Pay Her Long Time."

1993 days ago
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Attorney General Alberto Gonzales    

First bitches !!!! Suck it !!

1998 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

MOO~CHOO big time4 longtime she HOT!>

1998 days ago
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wolfer    

I have 10K and a Mercedes for her, she's hot.

1998 days ago
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huh?    

Dudes, fix your story title. I'll not go into detail, but that isn't right.

1998 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

She not hot she smoke POT all year.But I help her get better.Now she do movie of me/her & a chicken name cluck cluck at hard luck club.

1998 days ago
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frogs and gravel    

Come on,... Come on,... You know you want to say it. OK, I will say it for you. "Me love you long time".

1998 days ago
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-    

I am embarrassed to be on this site when I see such racist titles of and responses to blogs.

1998 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

Not have money 4 her!.Sorry I try 2 be better.

1998 days ago
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keicy    

Seriously TMZ? You made such a big deal about the picture of Miley Cyrus mocking asians and then you put up a title to an article that says "pageant no pay her"?? I mean, I have a sense of humor and all so I don't have an issue with the title. But don't be such huge hypocrites.

1998 days ago
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ladyli1    

That Headline was the most racist thing that I thought this site could produce!

1998 days ago
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Linda Mott    

Young girls get taken in scams like this all the time. I would like to know who the sponsor of the pageant was. I would like to see the contract that she signed when she entered the pageant. I used to mediate for the court and all is not as it seems.

1998 days ago
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frogs and gravel    

When is that movie with a Chicken Named Cluck Cluck, coming out?

1998 days ago
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Asian    

TMZ: I am appalled at your extremely offensive headline! Surely your writers/editors have more professionalism and manners than this! There must be many international readers such as myself who will now move on to classier sites. How unacceptable and inexcusable!

1998 days ago
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