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Miss Pennsylvania

Miss SC & Miss CO Were

Too Ugly for Top 16

6/12/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Miss Colorado
and Miss South Carolina shouldn't have made the Top 16 at the Miss USA pageant this year because they lacked in the face ... this according to ex-Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin.

Miss USA organization sources gave TMZ text messages it claims Sheena sent to a pageant official during the Miss USA competition ... in which Sheena first says the competition was rigged.

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In the text exchange, Sheena 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."

Miss USA sources believe the text messages show Sheena's conspiracy theory is emotionally-motivated ... NOT based on any facts ... and is therefore BS.

Sheena has recently claimed she learned another contestant saw a secret Miss USA document which contained the names of the Top 5 finalists before they were announced ... and even though Sheena never personally saw the document, she refuses to admit she could be wrong. 

(The Miss Universe organization has filed a defamation claim against Sheena for making the allegation.)

The texts don't exactly disprove Sheena's rigged theory -- but they DO show how shamelessly catty pageants are behind the scenes.

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Calls to Monnin, Miss CO Marybel Gonzalez, and Miss SC Erika Powell were not returned.

For the record, we think they're hot.

128 COMMENTS

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31.

anony    

There is supposedly is a photograph that proves Penn is telling the truth--but Florida has it. If Trump offers Florida enough money or some kind of job in the near future to make the picture "go away," then Penn will be screwed forever.

810 days ago
32.

Rocco    

So how did pageant officials get her iphone to take a photo of it? Something smells fishy.

810 days ago
33.

Jackie    

Well....she IS right about Miss South Carolina...lol

810 days ago
34.

DRA    

Her own attractiveness seems to be on the same level as Colorado and South Carolina....she's completely full of herself.....lol.

810 days ago
35.

YouDontSay    

I completely believe it. All you have to do is watch any show, ie. americas got talent, celebrity apprentice, hells kitchen...It is SO obvious they put unskilled people through for the same reason. Reality...I think not. Hope she continues.

810 days ago
36.

Bob    

I think both CO and SC are busted. PA is way hotter. But more importantly, I'm disturbed at the way Trump is treating this situation. he's a bully. He owns a pageant that's supposed to celebrate strong women, then he goes on a warpath to degrade them. THEN, TMZ, you appear to be so eager to report his spin. There are many of us who were there that night and know what really happened. Stop being a Trump bitch. If you're going to report, do your work and report. There's a lot there you haven't even touched. You just keep pushing out Trump press releases.

810 days ago
37.

Cravin Morehead    

Penn shouldn't talk...she looks like a tranny!

810 days ago
38.

mannequin    

They all look the same.

810 days ago
39.

Sinmonstix    

Giving someone a prize for what they look like is so lame.

810 days ago
40.

Jimmy jamz    

She is gross how the hell did she make it that far? She must have some red knees

810 days ago
41.

Boo    

Hot in real life is not the same as pageant hot and vice versa. Anyway, Pa is correct, those girls should not have placed and of course these silly outdated contests are rigged.

810 days ago
42.

shannon    

In my opinion, Miss CO and Miss SC are just as attractive as Miss PA's dyed-hair, big-mouthed self, and they appear to be ladies, as they are not bad-mouthing the other contestants. OK, Miss PA has a gripe, but it seems to me dissing the others is just mean, spiteful and catty.

810 days ago
43.

Hawk    

Sheena, you're a 27 year old pageant contestant. Grow up and get a real job.

810 days ago
44.

parlayer    

if it's texed it's true, period!!

810 days ago
45.

KDESQ    

SC is way too muscular and masculine. CO has a really cute face but a boyish figure. PA might as well be a tranny so who is she to criticize.

810 days ago
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