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Trump Rule -- Hot Chicks Required in Miss USA

11/12/2009 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Carrie Prejean just accused Donald Trump of personally weeding out the ugly chicks from the Miss USA pageant -- and for once ... she's not entirely off base.

Donald Trump

TMZ obtained an audio tape recorded during the pre-show screening portion of the 2009 pageant, in which Trump can clearly be heard exercising "The Trump Rule" -- which guarantees a certain number of "beautiful" women will advance in the contest.

On the tape, Trump explains that when he "bought" the Miss USA pageant, "the most beautiful people were never chosen. And I went nuts." So, according to the audio, Trump implemented "The Trump Rule" -- in which he and his staff of "professionals" would select "almost half" of the women who would automatically make it into the first round of the contest.


On the tape, Trump can be heard asking certain contestants who they thought deserved to rank amongst the most beautiful, insisting "You know when you do this to somebody you make an eternal friend."

Miss Pennsylvania chose Miss Kansas ... Miss Oregon chose Miss Texas .. and it sounds like Miss California herself, Carrie Prejean, chose Miss New York ... although we're told she ultimately went with Miss Hawaii. Miss Massachusetts and Miss Ohio were also chosen.

The selected women were asked to stand in line, separate from the rest of the bunch. When Miss Ohio was chosen, she got in the wrong line ... and had to be redirected to the "beautiful" people.

Trump insists that the exercise didn't matter ... that it was just for "fun" -- and that certain women had already been selected to advance.

But here's the best part -- while holding the attention of a room full of hot chicks, Trump decided to pimp out his son Eric, telling the girls, "he's very handsome ... he's 6 foot 6 ... and he was number one in his class in school."

Donald Trump -- wingman of the year.

TMZ spoke with Trump, who tells us "That's why Miss Universe and Miss USA get such good ratings ... and that is why Miss America is off the air."
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Karen    

Isn't it a BEAUTY pageant??????

1804 days ago
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R    

He is one big chauvinistic combover hairy pig! BOYCOTT!

1804 days ago
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reezaroo    

It's true he personally selects who will advance. He lines them up and points out the girls who are prettiest on the outside. My friend was a contestant and that was the first response she gave me when I asked how the process went.

1804 days ago
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cochino    

I dunno.... Maybe its just me but, isn't that the idea?

I guess thats why they call em "beauty contests" huh?

Preporn has no worries, no one would pick her

1804 days ago
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whazzup    

fourth

1804 days ago
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Linda    

Does it come as any surprise that this aging old a-hole combed-over hair bully, has stated something like this? NO! After all, he is the man who keeps trading his older wives in for newer models. In a few years when Melania ages, he will trade her in as well.

1804 days ago
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aquanet    

WHo cares?! Beauty pagents are a waste of everyone's time.
This chick is just trying to get more atttention and stretch her 15 minutes to 20. She couldn't even understand Larry King's question last night. She needs to go dance on a bar somewhere and talk about her persecution because she's a conservitive.

This broad is a hypocritical, attention seeking ho.

She should be grateful Trump judges on looks, because if he went by brains she wouldn't have been allowed in the building.

1804 days ago
8.

laughs at Obama voters    

Trump? That's nothing compared to the way the gay mafia keeps beating up on that Carrie person.

1804 days ago
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hahahaha!    

Wouldn't 'beauty' be one of the most important attributes in a 'Beauty Pageant'?? Carrie is really reaching now. Sour little loser that one.

1804 days ago
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Missy    

This guy is not only ugly but his face is so red and bloated like his neck tie is way too tight or something. He has man boobs bigger than the contestants! Why is it that only perverts like him that used to have alot of money need to evaluate womens beauty. His daughter has buck teeth and stringy hair. He needs to put up some money for her first. His wife is gorgeous but she is with him for his lifestyle...

1804 days ago
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Heather    

Duh! Did we really think Miss America was chosen for her intelligence? As the previous posters stated, you did sign up for a "Beauty Pageant" Carrie! Boy who is she going to blame next, Michael Jackson?

1804 days ago
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clare    

There goes the silly notion that pageants are about scholarships and talent.

1804 days ago
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Linda    

He sounds like a total pervert in the audio tape. Does he care that all these "beautiful" girls he is choosing, probably more than half of them have no brain substance?!?!? Hasn't he ever heard the saying, "Beauty fades, but stupid is forever!"

1804 days ago
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hahahaha!    

She better watch out, given her list of lies she's been caught in I really don't think Trump is someone she wants to get into a pushing match with. Hell he let her keep the crown after this whole fiasco started, she should have just shut up, and done her pageant duties.

1804 days ago
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Kenia    

YOU GUYS ARE PATHETIC< DRAGGING THIS STORY OUT! BORING; WHO CARES?

1804 days ago
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