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Miss USA

2nd Contestant Says

Pageant was Rigged

6/13/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Miss Pennsylvania is finally getting some backup ... because a SECOND Miss USA contestant is now saying there is PROOF the competition was rigged.

Problem is ... the corroborator is not revealing her identity.

FOXNews.com says the network spoke with the mystery contestant ... who says Miss Florida Karina Brez told her she saw a secret Miss USA document which contained the names of the Top 5 finalists ... before the Top 15 were announced.

"I saw Florida backstage and she was very, very flustered and upset. I thought it might be because she didn’t make the top 15 cut, but at that point she was able to reveal to me at least four of the five names who went on to be the top girls," the contestant told FOXNews.

The mystery woman continued, "[Miss FL] couldn’t remember the fifth because she was so upset. Several of the girls then started hearing through the grapevine about a list; a lot of people were upset.”

The story seems to fall in line with the allegations made by Miss PA Sheena Monnin -- who claimed Miss FL told her the same thing while they were backstage. Monnin has since resigned from her post and has given back her crown.

The Miss USA pageant -- and its owner Donald Trump -- have all denied the allegations ... and have taken legal action ... claiming Monnin's claims are just "loser's remorse."

Multiple contestants are also standing behind Trump ... saying Miss PA is a sore loser who made the whole thing up.

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1.

Pudding Tang    

real whoah show!!

676 days ago
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But_I'm_not_Wrong    

How is Miss Pennsylvania a sore loser ? she Won Miss Pennsylvania! .... and she gave her crown back... on her own....

676 days ago
3.

Jordan    

I still believe there might be some truth to this story the only reason the rest of the girls are standing behind trump is because he is a catcher or they think he will make them rich,

676 days ago
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Jimmy jamz    

Oh no so one skank thinks since she didn't finish first then everyone is cheating. Great high school mentality going on here.

676 days ago
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Phreaky    

Anyone that doesn't believe it is an idiot. Here is a CNN article from 2009 where the pageant choreographer stated Trump picks the finalists, and a pageant representative confirmed it in his response to the situation.

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/09/02/trump.pageant.selection/index.html

676 days ago
6.

Kelly     

I'm glad she's getting some support. It's obviously rigged and if a few key players would step forward the cheating could easily be exposed.

676 days ago
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rosebud    

I am sure that all of these ladies want to rip each others hearts out, However, I do believe that this cheap pageant That Donald Trump owns is rigged, That guy is a womanizer and I know he picks which contestant wins or looses, The only women not complaining are those looking for a handout, Donald Trump is a ass hole.

676 days ago
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northern gypsy    

"rigged" is such a harsh word...however...in all of D.T. business ventures he's the C.E.O. so it makes sense that he makes the final decisions...imo...his real "crime" is pretending it was a impartial process !!!

676 days ago
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Beaners    

"she saw a secret Miss USA do***ent which contained the names of the Top 5 finalists" Produce the do***ents and you can substatiate your claim, if not it's just here say!

676 days ago
10.

wingfreak    

who honestly cares if it is???? Does it really matter??

676 days ago
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Sandra     

The lesson is not to participate in these stupid pageants!! I side with the ladies on this one and suggest Trump is lying his stupid head off!!

676 days ago
12.

bunny    

She lost but she carried the crown?

676 days ago
13.

Lindsay's duck lips    

Why is someone as butt-ugly and old as Donald Trump running a beauty pageant? That's as stupid as Trump teaching a class on how not to go bankrupt.

676 days ago
14.

Dani    

I couldn't care less about this stuff, but I believe the girls. Trump is trash and a contril freak so I can absolutely see this being rigged. this girl has no reason to keep up the fight. I think it's typical that Trump is suing her to try to intimidate and scare her. Good for her for keeping up the fight and not backing down to a man that thinks he can contril everything!

676 days ago
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jason    

Something does not sound right here and I'm thinking these women might be right.

676 days ago
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