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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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46.

RDP    

Add me to the list of readers who think the title is racist.

1898 days ago
47.

expat canuck    

Your site is run by white racists

1898 days ago
48.

Yaya    

The reasons she ain't got jack: she's a horrible role model for Vietnamese kids with her dyed hair, blue contact lenses, and her dismal attempt to look Caucasian. hahahahaha.

1898 days ago
49.

Yaya    

Yo, the title is NOT offensive. Get over it.
If anything is offensive, it's the fact that chick is doing everything she can NOT to look Asian. Probably had eyelid surgery, too.

1898 days ago
50.

viet    

change your title, it is extremely inappropiate

1898 days ago
51.

Marcus    

Why do we even have a Miss Vietnam USA pageant? If she want's to be Miss Vietnam, she should go to there. And take her friggin extended family with her.

1898 days ago
52.

Bri    

What the hell is Miss Vietnam USA?

1898 days ago
53.

Nika    

No disrespect what so eva but she looks like a cheap light skinned version of Rihanna =[

1898 days ago
54.

UGGGGHHH    

GIVE HER ZERO.

1898 days ago
55.

Annette    

Miss WHO? WHAT? There's no such thing as Viet Nam USA. WTF is this all about? First I heard of it. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me that U.S. taxpayer money isn't supporting this debacle!

1897 days ago
56.

Annette    

#61, #62 and #63 --- Get life pleeze.

1897 days ago
57.

Annette    

#66 -- Bye bye now. You go. See you, Chawie.

1897 days ago
58.

Kevin Varadian    

This is a racist title. Embarassing that you would make fun of the vietnamese people like this.

1897 days ago
59.

um, no thanks    

They should have her money ready in 10 minute.

1897 days ago
60.

hawaii    

Miss VN USa is to celebrate her ethnicity? her Asian culture? and they pick a girl who dyes her hair blonde, with blue contact lenses...

The Pageant, Yen Le, and Racists TMZ are all.LOSERS !!!

1897 days ago
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