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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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16.

SlyGirl    

Who cares!!!!

839 days ago
17.

ML    

Hell yes, all of those freaking pageants are rigged, even on lower levels. Every beauty contest I was ever near (in grammar school, high school etc) was all about who had the most money and who knew the right people. I saw first hand how a popular girl had her daddy buy her the title in school. She was a dumbass and went around telling everyone! (and no I wasn't in the pageant so this isn't jealousy talking, I actually saw and heard it all go down)

839 days ago
18.

brian    

Of course the LOSER would say that...

However, it's a vapid, meaningless competition anyway, so it's not like the outcome will change society in any beneficial manner.

839 days ago
19.

craig    

IF I SAY IT IS RIGGED CAN I GET IN THE NEWS??????LOOK AT MEEEEE

839 days ago
20.

Cooper    

I believe that it is rigged. However, the only real truth here is that Donald's hair is a mess!

839 days ago
21.

aquanet    

If they can rig baseball and politics a beauty pagentis a no brainer. Trup is just a big blow-hard bully that reseorts to playground name calling whenever he is challenged.

He's just shady publicity whore, low-rent PT Barnum with bad hair.

839 days ago
22.

dd    

Blah Blah Blah..another Trump mess to keep him relevant.

839 days ago
23.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

If the mystery contestant saw the list of the top 5 before the top 15 were announced then why did she get upset and reveal what she knew only after she wasn't chosen for the top 15?

839 days ago
24.

Kako    

If you look deeper into these pageants you can see there's a history of "lists"

In Puerto Rico watching these events is kind of a big deal and I remember local gossip sites having lists and saying who would win the pageant before it happened.

839 days ago
25.

buzz kill    

A contest that was rigged? What a shock.

839 days ago
26.

knickfan212    

Just like in sports, blame it on the judges,referees ,etc. It's always rigged when you lose.

839 days ago
27.

Notsurprised    

Everybody knows it's Rigged! Donald picks the girls he "likes" every year to win. But who really cares anyway? It's a freegin' beauty pageant!!!

839 days ago
28.

Debulator    

Fox news is reporting that many contestants are supporting Miss Pa., and are angry at the bullying tactics being used against her by an organization that claims to empower women. Filing suit against her is ridiculous. I applaud Miss Pa.

839 days ago
29.

ShrinkWrap    

Donald created this whole thing to revive the pageant industry with a reality tv style drama. If the thing was rigged (and I am sure it was), why did any of the contestants have access to the list? They saw the list because someone wanted them to.

839 days ago
30.

Sapphiegirl    

Of course most of the other contestants will deny this....they don't want to be sued by the donald. This contestant is no different...she won't reveal her name cuz she doesn't want any repercussions!

839 days ago
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