The Miss Universe Organization is rife with sexual predators and deviants who prey on unsuspecting young women ... so says a pageant hopeful who claims a recruiter tried to dupe her into sex in a parking lot.
Ashleigh Blake filed a suit today against MUO over her run-in with a guy she claims promised to land her modeling jobs and magazine covers. In the lawsuit ... Blake says she met him in his car in a Starbucks parking lot ... where he explained the terms of an "oral" contract (her double entendre, not ours).
Specifically ... Blake claims he wanted oral sex in exchange for fast-tracking her to the top of the modeling world.
In the docs, Blake says she burst into tears and ran from the car. She says she went to the cops ... and was told she couldn't file criminal charges because the recruiter didn't force her to perform the sex act.
So ... she's suing the Miss Universe Organization ... claiming it knowingly hires "scam artists" who lure naive women with false promises of modeling contracts and fame.
Blake's looking for at least $200K in damages.
We've reached out to the Miss Universe people ... but haven't heard back.
Staying Put In Moscow
8/20/2013 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Miss Universe Organization believes the show must go on in Moscow ... and it doesn't matter that the Russian government is gay-hostile.
A rep from the MUO tells us the new, anti-gay law violates the core values of the organization ... nevertheless, they want to stay put in Moscow. They say they're hoping to change Russian minds. Good luck with that.
Here's the rub. If some of the women competing are lesbians, they better keep it to themselves, because they could end up in the pokey if they play their hand publicly.
The decision to stay in Moscow isn't sitting well with everyone. A petition on Change.org is trying to pressure the MUO to move out of Moscow.
Miss Universe 2012
Planet Earth's HOTTEST
7/9/2013 9:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here she is ... 2012's hottest woman in the KNOWN UNIVERSE -- at least according to the Miss Universe beauty pageant -- and unless there are some really hot aliens out there, we have to agree.
Representing the Third Rock from the Sun in a sexy mixed-pattern bikini, 21-year-old Olivia Culpo stripped down on a beach in Corona del Mar over the weekend.
Miss Universe 2012
The Boston B*tchfight
1/15/2013 12:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo is a spoiled rotten Boston University drunkard who can't handle a little cold weather ... well, at least according to a bitter angry woman from a rival Boston school.
Hint: The bitter angry woman is Shevonne.
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Miss Universe 2012
Yes, I Drank Underage
... But I Don't Anymore
1/13/2013 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo tells TMZ ... she did engage in underage drinking during her freshman year in college (like EVERY college student) ... but the 20-year-old insists her days of illegal boozing are long behind her.
Just days after Culpo emerged victorious at the Miss Universe competition last month, photos of the beauty queen taking shots of hard liquor surfaced on the web -- a problem since she's not exactly 21.
We reached out to Culpo -- who told us, "Like many college students I was curious and did experiment with alcohol in college."
She adds, "I would be lying if I told you I did not experience what many students do during their college years. I take responsibility for my actions."
Culpo says the pics were taken during her freshman year at Boston University -- but notes she hasn't had one drink since she won the title of Miss USA back in June.
It's too bad Culpo's parents weren't with her during the boozing sessions -- 'cause Massachusetts is one of the states where it's OK for someone under 21 to booze in a bar as long as that person is with a parent who consents.
After Miss Universe Victory
12/20/2012 12:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Moments after Miss USA Olivia Culpa emerged victorious in the Miss Universe pageant, she celebrated like a true beauty queen ... by STUFFING HERSELF WITH ACTUAL FOOD!!!
Culpa had been on a strict diet for months leading up to the competition (probably why she KILLED IT in the swimsuit portion) ... and afterward, she decided to treat herself to a mini room service feast.
The 20-year-old tells us ... when she went back to her room at the Planet Hollywood hotel in Las Vegas ... she "splurged" on the following meal:
-- One giant portion of penne pasta with chicken and red sauce
-- Some bread
-- Half a cupcake
Culpa says she was HOPING to add some cookie dough ice cream to her food party, but it just didn't happen. Bummer.
But there's more ... Olivia says she plans on eating a Reese's peanut butter cup "tree" thing in the near future ... because they have more peanut butter than the regular cups.
What a fatty.
$5 Million VICTORY Over
Disgruntled Beauty Queen
12/18/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Donald Trump isn't wasting his precious, billionaire time RIGGING beauty pageants, despite allegations from a scorned pageant contestant ... this according to a judge.
As we previously reported, Trump had filed a lawsuit against former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin ... claiming she defamed his Miss Universe Org. when she went on a media blitz and accused the Miss USA pageant of being rigged.
At the time, Monnin had claimed a fellow Miss USA contestant had seen a list containing the top 5 contestants before they were officially announced at the event. Trump denied the allegations.
The case went to arbitration ... and now, the retired U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge who oversaw the case ruled that Monnin DID defame the Miss Universe Org. ... and awarded M.U.O. $5 million in damages.
Trump also released a statement saying, "We cannot allow a disgruntled contestant to make false and reckless statements which are damaging to the many people who have devoted their hearts and souls to the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant systems.”
He added, "While I feel very badly for Sheena, she did the wrong thing. She was really nasty, and we had no choice. It is an expensive lesson for her."
My Hot Ex-Wife Costs Me
$16,500 a Month
11/18/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Marc Anthony's Miss Universe ex-wife has been living off the singer's gravy train for eight years -- because ever since the former couple divorced ... Marc's been paying her a staggering $16,500 per month in alimony and child support.
A judge in the Dominican Republic issued the alimony and child support order in 2004 -- when the divorce was finalized -- and now, for the first time, the order has been made public.
Marc's ex Dayanara Torres -- who recently moved to the U.S. -- had to file the order in an L.A. court so that she can enforce it on her new home turf.
According to the court docs, obtained by TMZ, Marc's been ordered to pay $3,500 USD a month in alimony to Torres -- and an additional $6,500 per month in child support for each of their two sons. All told, the bill is $16,500 a month.
Anthony and Torres were married back in 2000 in Vegas. Their two sons -- Cristian and Ryan -- were born in 2001 and 2003 respectively.
A week after their divorce was finalized in 2004, Marc married Jennifer Lopez.
And that's showbiz.
Transgender Beauty Queen
I Never Asked to See
4/3/2012 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The transgender beauty queen who was DQ'd from the Miss Universe pageant due to her birth gender says she never ONCE asked to see Donald Trump's penis -- so his obsession with her genitals isn't fair.
23-year-old Jenna Talackova just held a news conference -- and her attorney Gloria Allred insisted ... Donald Trump unjustly disqualified her from the competition last week by limiting participants to "naturally-born" females.
Gloria said, Jenna "didn’t ask Mr. Trump to prove he's a naturally born man, or see photos of his birth, or to view his anatomy ... It made no difference to her. Why should it have made a difference to him?"
For the record -- all of Jenna's official documents, including her driver's license and birth certificate, say she's female. Jenna even proved it by whipping out her passport.
Trump has since reversed his "naturally-born" female position -- and has promised to allow Jenna to compete. Jenna stated she still wants to compete.
But Jenna wants Trump to take it one step further, admitting "loudly and clearly" he was wrong from the get go. Jenna also wants Trump to promise to repeal the "naturally-born" female rule -- or face legal action.
Miss Teen USA
Pull Your Mind
Out of the Gutter
2/11/2010 3:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miss Teen USA Stormi Henley dominated in a TMZ "Who'd You Rather" poll against Miss USA & Miss Universe -- but it seems the 19-year-old appears unsure of what people would "rather" do with her...
Sorry Stormi, but it sure ain't "shopping."