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Miss Teen USA Pageant Mom I Demand a Do-Over It Was Just TOO White

8/1/2016 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0801-miss-teen-usa-angry-FACEBOOK-GETTY-02The Miss Teen USA needs to reassemble all the contestants and redo this year's entire pageant -- but this time with more women of color onstage and at the judges' table ... according to Miss Alaska's mom.

Ifeoma Isolokwu's daughter, Nneamaka, was one of very few African-American contestants, and Mom's not just upset Nneamaka didn't win -- she thinks it's a disgrace there was only one minority in the top 15, period. Not to mention the now infamous blonde brigade in the top 5. 

Ifeoma says the only fair thing would be to hold the competition again with a more diverse judging panel. On Saturday night, 4 were white and one was Latina.

However, Sheila Wakeman -- mom to Miss North Carolina Emily Wakeman -- thinks the lack of diversity claims don't hold up. She believes the top 5 all made it on merit. Keep in mind, her daughter was 1st runner-up.

Miss Teen USA has already said it stands by Saturday's results, and Karlie Hay will remain queen.

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Miss Colombia Burger King Wants to Crown Her

1/6/2016 11:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Miss Colombia may have lost her crown, but companies pitching burgers and beers want to re-crown her and make her super famous and wealthy.

Sources connected with the scorned Miss Universe contestant tell TMZ, a high-powered manager -- who reps Sofia Vergara -- is working on her behalf and is in talks with Burger King for a fantastic commercial. Miss Colombia would star in a kids' meal spot where everyone keeps their crown.

And we're told the manager -- Luis Balaguer -- is also talking to Corona about a commercial featuring Ariadna Gutierrez on the beach with a cold one. The hook -- "corona" is "crown" in Spanish.

And there's more ... we're told Ariadna's dream is to become a Victoria's Secret angel, and our sources say Balaguer was in touch with the company on Tuesday.

BTW ... we're told Ariadna was enraged at both the Miss Universe pageant and Steve Harvey after the screw-up and hasn't returned a single call to either. Fact is, it's the best thing that could have happened to her.

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Miss Colombia Choose Your Sex Partner And Make a Million

12/23/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Miss Colombia could become the biggest thing in beauty pageants since Vanessa Williams ... if a porn king has his way. 

Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch fired off a letter to Ariadna Gutierrez Tuesday offering up $1 million. He made his case with another famous pageant queen, writing, "The only name that most people remember is Vanessa Williams," adding the reason for her rise to fame was nude pics in Penthouse.

Hirsch goes on with his pitch ... "Celebrity sex tapes we have distributed have enhanced the careers of stars such as Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Pamela Anderson and many others."

And Hirsch is willing to give Ariadna wide berth, saying, "You will pick your partners, the type of sex you want to have and how many movies you ultimately appear in." 

And Hirsch put a cherry on top by saying he would "commission the making of the first Vivid Girl Crown for you and we believe it will be grander than anything Miss Philippines will ever wear." 

Miss Universe Latina Contestants Unite Screw Miss Philippines!!!

12/22/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1221_miss_colombia_miss_philipeans_facebook-2Miss Universe now has a raging war on its hands ... between Latina contestants and Miss Philippines.

Sources who were backstage at Sunday's pageant tell TMZ, after Steve Harvey throned and quickly de-throned Miss Colombia ... Miss Puerto Rico, Miss Costa Rica, Miss Mexico and other Latina contestants swarmed Miss Colombia to console her.

The women were NOT blaming Steve Harvey, whom they said was gracious. They were squarely and tearfully blaming Miss Philippines for the embarrassment, although no one could coherently explain why the snafu was her fault.

Some of the Latina contestants were grousing backstage ... Miss Philippines did not deserve the crown. We're told most of them snubbed the winner, not congratulating her on the victory.

We're told there has been a fierce competition between Colombia and the Philippines in the pageant's history, and it certainly reared its head Sunday night.

Shanna Moakler, a former Miss USA and pageant honcho, told us on "TMZ Live" Monday the competition between Colombia and the Philippines is extremely fierce. 

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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Miss 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."

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