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Miss USA

Vegas Knew She Was A Winner ...

Way Before The Rest Of Us

7/16/2015 12:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0716_Olivia_Jordan_miss_usa_bikini_contest_winner_launchThe newly crowned Miss USA, Olivia Jordan, is hot as hell … a not-so-well-hidden secret Vegas discovered when she stripped down to a bikini to win a different title. 

Olivia won the Luli Fama Swimwear Model Search at Wynn's Encore Beach Club back in 2014 -- and took home a giant $25k check, and a modeling deal.

Previous winner Nina Agdal was also there ... and posed with Olivia and the runners-up for a smoking hot winners circle shot.

We're guessing they skipped the interview round for the Vegas competition. Hint, hint ... organizers of Miss USA and every other stupid beauty pageant.

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Miss USA Finalists

Give Oprah $10 Bill

... Even If She's Alive

7/13/2015 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The new Miss USA, and one of the runners-up, sucked up to Oprah Winfrey ... BIG TIME -- demanding her face be slapped on the new $10 bill, even though she's lacking a major requirement ... DEATH.

The 5 finalists were all asked the same question -- who should grace the ten dollar when it's unveiled in 2020? Simple, right? Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt ... maybe a Betsy Ross?

Nope. Miss Oklahoma said she wishes it could be the big O, but Miss Maryland went all in! You've gotta see her ramble about Oprah and inspiration and ... stuff. Classic.

FYI, the Treasury says all candidates must be dead and represent democracy.

The only thing more entertaining all night was Miss Rhode Island talking political correctness. As an old southern woman would say, "Bless her heart."

Miss USA

Hispanic Groups Miss Golden Opportunity

7/11/2015 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Miss USA pageant broadcasters made an offer they thought Hispanic groups couldn't refuse -- but that's exactly what they did ...  out of fear of associating with Donald Trump.

Reelz, which bought rights to air the pageant just 9 days ago ... had offered Hispanic groups national airtime during the broadcast to promote their causes in public service announcements.

But the cable network's CEO Stan Hubbard tells TMZ ... no one's snapped up the opportunity. He says Reelz reached out to several groups, but they all rejected the offer. Hubbard added, "I understand that people were offended, but we weren't in alignment with the things Donald Trump said."

As TMZ first reported ... Reelz swooped in because Hubbard felt the contestants shouldn't be punished for Trump's political statements. It's a pageant, after all ... not a debate.

Thing is ... many of the Miss USA contestants are of Hispanic descent ... making the pageant a perfect place to promote causes in the community. So, missing out on that seems like a classic case of cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Especially since, Trump's making zilch off this deal.

Hubbard says Sunday night's broadcast will feature PSAs for domestic violence groups and the volunteer group Best Buddies -- and beyond that, he says the show will be "more about the contestants than it's ever been before."

Miss USA

We Have Our HOSTS!

7/7/2015 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Miss USA scored 3 new hosts, and 2 of them come with beauty pageant experience ... TMZ has learned.

Reelz -- which picked up the pageant after NBC dropped it -- landed Todd Newton and Alex Wehrley to host. Alex was Miss USA Wisconsin in 2009, and Todd -- a Daytime Emmy winning TV presenter -- hosted Miss Universe in 2001.

We're also told Julie Alexandria -- an "OK! TV" host -- will be working the mic backstage for Sunday night's competition.

Original hosts Cheryl Burke, Thomas Roberts, and Jeannie Mai dropped out in the wake of pageant owner Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants.

Miss USA

Trump Won't Make a Penny From Reelz

7/2/2015 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The CEO of Reelz, which has agreed to run the Miss USA pageant, tells TMZ, Donald Trump will lose money because the fee the network is paying is way less than the cost of production.

Stan Hubbard tells us, he made the decision to air the pageant because it's a TV show, not a political event, and the women participating should not be punished for Trump's remarks.

Hubbard thinks it's hypocritical for people to demand a boycott, because it's no different from buying music or watching TV shows and movies featuring entertainers who have wacky views.

The CEO says he personally disagrees strongly with Trump's remarks about Mexicans, but he feels strongly the pageant should not be the ultimate victim.

As for money, Hubbard says "Trump is not going to profit from what we're paying. What we've agreed to pay doesn't even dent the cost of production."

Hubbard says right now there are no advertisers and it will be a challenge given the political climate and the July 4th weekend, where everyone's gone. But he says Trump won't see a penny of ad revenue.

Hubbard also says pageant organizers are trying to find a Hispanic host. He also says a series of PSAs promoting "Hispanic non-political causes" will air during the show.

Miss USA will air on Reelz July 12.

Donald Trump

Reels in Reelz

for Miss USA Pageant

7/2/2015 5:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0702-donald-trump-miss-usa-01Donald Trump has found someone who likes him ... Reelz will air the Miss USA Pageant

After being dumped by Univision and NBC, Reelz swooped in and will broadcast the pageant on July 12.

In announcing the move -- which made no mention of The Donald or the controversy surrounding him -- CEO Stan E. Hubbard said, "As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere."

In addition to losing its network, the pageant has seen its host, judges and musical guest bow out.

Trump is suing Univision for $500 million for allegedly bailing on their contract.

Flo Rida

I'm Bailing from Miss USA, Too

7/1/2015 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-donald-trump-flo-rida-miss-usa-TMZ-01Flo Rida has joined the Miss USA exodus, telling TMZ he won't be performing at the upcoming pageant.

The rapper wouldn't be specific as to why he won't perform ... he made no mention of Trump or the controversy over the Prez candidate's statement about Mexicans.

There's also this reality ... since NBC has dropped the pageant, the appearance money could be different. But Flo Rida is mum about the reason behind his decision.

He was supposed to perform during the evening gown competition.

Miss USA

We're Beggin' NBC

Save The Sash!!!

6/30/2015 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-donald-trump-nbc-miss-usa-TMZ-01Miss USA organizers are trying to entice NBC to reverse their decision to ax the pageant, with the help of 51 beautiful women. 

Sources who run the pageant tell us, they're now scrambling to find a TV home just 2 weeks before the contest. They feel they shouldn't be painted with the same brush as Donald Trump, even though he has a majority stake in the pageant.

So executives who run Miss USA day-to-day are starting a petition, asking everyone associated with the pageant and others to send emails to NBC CEO Steve Burke.

The execs say they're between a rock and a hard place, because only Trump can try to cut a deal with another network, and he's made no such move. But the network has now orphaned the pageant so the only realistic option is for NBC to show mercy on the women who have no dog in Trump's fight.

The pageant people say they were blindsided by NBC's decision ... rehearsals are already underway and the girls are being fitted.   

Who knew 51 hot women would have trouble getting a date.

Donald Trump

NBC is 'Weak'

...Threatens Lawsuit

6/29/2015 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0629-donald-trump-tmz-01Donald Trump says NBC is "weak" for firing him, and he's threatening them in court.

Trump says NBC is a prime example of why our country is in serious trouble ... because it's so worried about offending, it is blinding itself to the immigration problem.

Trump says, "If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the serious illegal immigration problem in the United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court."

Short story -- The Donald is threatening NBC the way he's threatened Univision, for allegedly breaching an iron-clad contract by pulling the plug on him.

And Trump took a parting shot, saying, NBC "will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won't stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be."

Donald Trump

I'm Suing Univision for Hundreds of Millions

Over Miss USA

6/25/2015 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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11:15 AM PT -- Cristian de la Fuente just confirmed what Donald told us. He was never hired as the host. He was merely brought on by Univision to host a simulcast. 

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Donald Trump has a vision for Univision ... it involves a courtroom, a jury and a bank account that will be bled dry.

Trump tells TMZ, he will sue Univision for "hundreds of millions of dollars" for breaching what he says is a binding, 5 year deal to air the Miss USA pageant. 

The Donald says Univision had no legal right to back out of the deal Thursday, based on his comments about Mexico and Mexicans, saying many of them who come here are drug dealers and rapists.

Trump tells us, the contract, which was signed in January of this year, is iron-clad. He also says Univision became immediately apologetic after pulling the plug, telling him they were backed against a wall and pleading with him not to talk about Mexico anymore or to at least soften his view.

The candidate says, "I love the Mexican people, but I'm running for President and our country comes first."

And, as for Cristian de la Fuente, the "Devious Maids" star who says he's backing out of hosting the pageant, Trump tells us, "We never even signed the guy. After the Miss USA people saw him they were unimpressed."

Miss USA Host Cristian de la Fuente

Mr. Trump, 'You are a Clown'

6/25/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Chilean actor who was slated to host the Miss USA pageant pulled out even before Univision pulled the plug, saying Donald Trump was "ignorant" and a "clown."

Cristian de la Fuente, who stars in "Devious Maids," went nuts on Trump for calling Mexicans drug dealers and rapists.

Cristian is not alone in his disdain. Roselyn Sanchez, his "Devious Maids" co-star, also pulled out and Univision officially pulled the plug Thursday morning.

For his part, Trump is sticking to his guns, saying "I love Mexico but not the unfair trade deals that the US so stupidly makes with them. Really bad for US jobs, only good for Mexico."

Miss Alabama

Boobie Pics

Being Shopped

7/20/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Beauty queens and nudie pics go together like Farrah Abraham and porn ... the latest example, a photo of Miss Alabama flashing her giant knockers -- which is being shopped to the highest bidder.

Our sources tell us ... someone is hocking a pic of Madeline Mitchell, who repped Alabama in the 2011 Miss USA pageant. At the time she was known as the hot chick who was in a horrific car crash.

As for the pic -- we've seen it. It's a selfie and she's topless -- showing off her HUGE southern melons -- smiling from ear to ear. Her hoo ha is covered.

It's unclear how the seller got the pic ...or if there have been any offers.

In other Madeline news ... she and her fiance recently taped an episode of "Get Out Alive" with Bear Grylls ... where you can see her -- sorry, clothes on.

Miss USA Erin Brady

Gets Fishy

After Winning Crown

6/22/2013 5:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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After winning the Miss USA crown Erin Brady did what any starving beauty queen would do -- EAT ... well, kinda.

Our beauty queen spies tell TMZ ... Erin keeps her body right and tight by eating healthy (like all the time) ... which is why the 25-year-old noshed on a beet salad and spicy tuna on crispy rice as her first post-pageant meal.

Gorging on a burger didn't even cross Erin's mind ... she's a sweet over salty person. But the one thing she is craving: a hot fudge sundae, with ALL the toppings ... but for now, that's just unrequited love.

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