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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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31.

Sonja    

How would 'other contestants' know whether it was rigged or not? Either they were part of the small group who saw, discussed the list or not. If they didn't see it then they simply don't know.. doesn't mean the 'know' it's not rigged. We all know it most certainly is. Trump is just a bully with money.

824 days ago
32.

Lassie    

Two Words: Donald Trump ...

824 days ago
33.

wow    

Hate these phony, outdated contests and it wouldn't surprise me if they were rigged.

824 days ago
34.

Sherms    

Good, get rid of this garbage "contest"

824 days ago
35.

Beach    

I'm sure if they had blown Trump like the 5 on the list probably did, there would be no problem.

824 days ago
36.

ihateskanks    

2012 must be the year of the sore losers. How about you show a little class and grace and get over like every other pageant constant who didn't win. Pathetic self entitled skanks

824 days ago
37.

parlayer    

Battle of the Glory Hogs!! Lets get Muddy!

824 days ago
38.

IceGypsy    

It's an idiotic meat parade that no one needs to see. Just yank it off the air already

824 days ago
39.

trish    

Nothing would surprise me. Anything involving Donald Trump seems shady! Always a hater!

824 days ago
40.

All Natural    

Not much on television is real....pageants are the "new" reality TV

824 days ago
41.

Caroline    

Nothing Trump does is honest so I have no problem believing it's rigged.

824 days ago
42.

charley    

hahahahahahaaha...more are comung out saying this...Donald Trump is an azz ole of the megas kind!

824 days ago
43.

Aimee    

There is no doubt it's rigged. I don't believe that girls from the same states are the only ones deserving to move forward year after year, and yet that's what happens. I never watch because it's so obvious and I know the girl from my state will never move forward because it's not a 'popular' enough state.

824 days ago
44.

Chris    

Of Course they will not go against trump or the pageant; not if they ever want to work in the pageant "industry" again. If they were serious you wouldn't have a Kardashian, or an Osborn as a judge. I have nothing against Kelly Osborn, but she looked very plastic holding the mic to Rob Kardashian when they were asking him if he saw a future wife in the group of contestants.

824 days ago
45.

makeitstop    

the whole pageant thing is outdated and needs to go away - including 'kiddie' pageants...

824 days ago
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