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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. 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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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.

860 days ago


Two Words: Donald Trump ...

860 days ago


Hate these phony, outdated contests and it wouldn't surprise me if they were rigged.

860 days ago


Good, get rid of this garbage "contest"

860 days ago


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

860 days ago


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

860 days ago


Battle of the Glory Hogs!! Lets get Muddy!

860 days ago


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

860 days ago


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

860 days ago

All Natural    

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

860 days ago


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

860 days ago


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

860 days ago


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.

860 days ago


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.

860 days ago


the whole pageant thing is outdated and needs to go away - including 'kiddie' pageants...

860 days ago
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