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Donald Trump

Burned by 'Mexicans' Rant

Univision Drops Miss USA

6/25/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-donald-trump-uni-logos-tmz-01Donald Trump's smack in the middle of a full scale Mexican backlash -- his Miss Universe Organization just lost a major TV deal over his rant about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug dealers.

Univision announced Thursday morning that it will not air the hugely popular Miss USA (owned by Miss Universe) competition ... which is coming up next month. Colombian singer J Balvin also pulled out in protest -- and as did co-hosts Roselyn Sanchez and Cristián de la Fuente.

Trump made the now infamous rant -- saying Mexico's not "sending their best" -- when he announced he was running for the Republican nomination for president.

Trump responded ... "Univision wants to back out of signed contract because I exposed the terrible trade deals that the U.S. makes with Mexico." He added that he loves Mexico, but not the bad deals.

Univision planned to air the first ever Spanish language simulcast of the pageant, but ... no dados.

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'Former 'T&T' Star

Isabella Barrett

I'm the New Donald Trump!!!

6/20/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Isabella Barrett -- the former "Toddlers and Tiaras" star who got famous by calling a pint-sized competitor a hooker -- was out  in New York City Friday with a swagger that rivals The Donald.

Bella told our photog she has a shoe collection that could have given Imelda Marcos a run for her money.  And speaking of money, Bella brags she's a millionaire, with a clothing and jewelry line that makes tons of cash.

You gotta see how the 8-year-old makes it rain.  Pretty epic.

Caitlyn Jenner

Miss America Contestant ...

'I Love That I Inspired Her!'

6/3/2015 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0716_Miss-America_caitlyn_getty_facebookThe Miss America contestant who became the inspiration for Caitlyn Jenner's name thinks she knows why the now-famous Caitlyn was drawn to her.

Kaitlyn Tarpey -- a Miss America top 10 finalist in 2014 -- tells us she said something during the pageant she believes struck a chord with Bruce Jenner. She said, "Chin up, boobs up and rock it." Bruce gave Diane Sawyer a mantra that was very similar.

Caitlyn says she watched the Miss America pageant for inspiration in choosing a name and was actually leaning toward something different until Kaitlyn Tarpey appeared.

It's interesting ... Kaitlyn has the signature "K" which Caitlyn consciously rejected.

FUN FACT: Caitlin Brunell competed in last year's Miss America pageant. She's the daughter of longtime NFL quarterback Mark Brunell

Caitlyn Jenner

Name Inspired by Miss America Pageant

6/2/2015 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0716_Caitlyn-Jenner_gettyCaitlyn Jenner chose her name after being inspired by the Miss America pageant.

Caitlyn told Vanity Fair she had been watching the pageant in the last couple of years to come up with ideas for names. Two names resonated with her -- Heather and Cathy.

It sounds like Heather and Cathy were front-runners but she also liked Caitlyn. Ultimately, Caitlyn's assistant Rhonda tipped the scales when she suggested Caitlyn.  

Jenner had been on the fence but Rhonda pushed him over the line. 

'Millionaire Matchmaker' Hottie

My Ass Loves Ball Sports ...

That's No Stretch!

3/24/2015 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0324_flex_appeal_launch_coleman_rayner"Millionaire Matchmaker" star Candace Smith made the perfect love connection on an L.A. beach Tuesday ... between her ass and the paparazzi.

Candace -- a former beauty queen -- hit the sand for some volleyball and a pigskin toss (looks like she has game) ... with her pal ex-Miss USA Susie Castillo.

Like all finely tuned athletes ... Candace knows nothing's more important than stretching. Well, that and a very small bikini.

Check out the pics --  these ladies worked up a serious thirst. 

Miss USA Contestant

My Bikini Can't Take The Pressure

1/26/2015 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012615_miss_california_launchMiss Beverly Hills Chanelle Riggan got something very important off her chest at the Miss California USA finals ... her top. 

Depending how you look at it, Riggan suffered a major wardrobe malfunction during the bikini portion of the contest Jan. 11th, when her eager assets popped out.

That's one way to win, but the judges weren't as impressed ... after showing off those talents, she only managed to grab 4th runner up.
 
There are two reasons we're demanding a recount.

Desean Jackson

Who Needs the Pro Bowl?!

I'm With Miss Universe!

1/26/2015 6:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Instead of playing for a measly $55k bonus check in the Pro Bowl, Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson spent his Sunday night up close and personal with Miss Universe. 

Jackson -- whose 56 catches for 1,169 yards and 6 TDs weren't enough to earn him a spot in AZ -- was a judge in the Miss Universe pageant along with stars like Manny Pacquiao and Giancarlo Stanton

The gang ultimately gave the tiara to Miss Colombia ... and after the show, DJ made sure to find her for a pic.  

Nice work Colombia. 
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Miss Canada

What Hockey Stereotype??!

1/22/2015 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The "National Costume" round of the Miss Universe pageant went down last night -- where contestants basically dressed up as stereotypes from their home countries.

Miss France wore a beret. Miss Great Britain dressed up like the Queen's Guard. 

And Miss Canada ... hockey sticks for wings, hockey net around the crotch, hockey shoulder pads, hockey skates, working hockey scoreboard attached to her back ... and Stanley Cup headpiece. 

Apparently, the costume shop was all out of the other classic Canadian outfit -- jeans with jean shirt with jean jacket. 

#CanadianTuxedo

Miss Israel & Miss Lebanon

Go to War ...

Over a Selfie!

1/19/2015 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0116-miss-israel-instagram-02Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon are dropping bombs on one another, but it has nothing to do with the Holy Land ... it's about a selfie.  

The two women are competing in the upcoming Miss Universe Pageant and posed for a photo together, which Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted online last week.

But the pic put Miss Lebanon Saly Greige in a hot water in her homeland -- ya know, the whole Israel and Lebanon thing -- so she posted her own version ... with Matalon cropped out. 

0116-subasset-miss-lebanon-instagramGreige said she was very cautious to avoid being photographed with Miss Israel and claims that Matalon in essence photobombed her. 

She wrote, "I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia, suddenly Miss Israel jumped in and took a selfie, and uploaded it on her social media."

Matalon responded to the cropping, writing, "It doesn't surprise me, but it still makes me sad. Too bad you can not put the hostility out of the game, only for three weeks of an experience of a lifetime."

Miss Universe Girls

Awkward Golfing

... In High Heels

1/14/2015 10:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


They have many talents ... golf is not one of them. 

The top contestants in the Miss Universe pageant spent a day on the links with Donald Trump at his new course at the Trump National Doral in Florida ... and futilely attempted to smack around a few balls in high heels. 

There were swings. There were misses. There was a strong gust of wind that almost created a Marilyn Monroe moment.  All in all ... pretty solid video captured by the Miami Herald

There was also a pretty epic high 5 fail ... when the Golf Channel's Charlie Rymer tried to give some dap to Miss Israel.

Ex-Miss NY USA

Getting Screwed on Match.com

... And Not the Good Way

12/15/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Beauty Queen Match.ComTwo-time NY beauty queen Meaghan Jarensky isn't herself these days because someone stole her identity, and set up a fake dating profile -- now she needs Match.com to help her nail the ID thief.

Jarensky says the suspect used her pics and info to open the fake Match.com account -- but the site won't tell her who's behind the phony profile without a court order. She's filed legal docs to get that ball rolling. 

The former Miss NY USA 2005 and Mrs. NY America 2010 says she's ready to take down the creep who's defaming her online ... once the court gives her the go ahead.

She also wants peace and to end world hunger ... we presume.

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Mary Ann Mobley

Ex-Miss America Dies from Breast Cancer

12/9/2014 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209_Mary-Ann-Mobley-gettyMary Ann Mobley -- one of the first Miss America winners to make it big in show business -- died on Tuesday in Beverly Hills after a long battle with breast cancer.

Mobley won the 1959 Miss America pageant before breaking into Hollywood. She appeared in several big movies in the '60s ... including "Girl Happy" and "Harum Scarum" with Elvis Presley

In 1967, Mary Ann married actor and TV host Gary Collins ... who passed away in 2012.

She went on to star in tons of TV shows through the '70s and '80s -- among them ... "Love, American Style," "Fantasy Island," "Diff'rent Strokes," and "Hotel."

Mobley was also famous for her humanitarian work with children in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and the Sudan.

Mary Ann's family says she will buried next week in her native Mississippi. She was 75.

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Miss USA Nia Sanchez

STREET TAEKWONDO

This Is How I Fight Off Creepers

10/20/2014 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Miss USA has a helluva way to deal with creepy weirdos who try to get too touchy-feely with her -- SHE BEATS THEIR ASSES!! 

Turns out Nia Sanchez -- the reigning Miss USA -- happens to be a 4th degree black belt in taekwondo ... who trained for more than 10 years!!

And when we saw her out leaving Cipriani Wall Street in NY this weekend -- she demonstrated how she uses her training when some guys try to get a little too close.  She's kind of a bad ass. 

Don't worry, the guy in the video isn't one of the creepers Nia's talking about, he happens to be her good friend.

But check out the clip -- it's clear he knows she could totally break his arm ... if she wanted to.

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