The world of beauty-pageants couldn't be receiving much worse press this year as, following the outcry after a Miss Universe Canada was kicked out of the contest for having previously had a sex change, a one-time Miss Pennsylvania has claimed the contest was rigged and now faces legal action from the owner of the 'Miss' pageants Donald Trump.
The model in question was Sheena Monnin and she appeared on The Today Show, to carry on speaking her mind. "I feel disappointed that [Trump] has made some of the statements that he said about me, and I feel prepared to continue to pursue the truth," Monnin told the show's co-host Ann Curry, adding "I know what I heard, and I know what I in turn witnessed come true based on what I heard the contestant said she saw the list, so I'm prepared to continue to march forward."
"I know what I heard," Monnin stressed. "There's no doubt in my mind that the contestant was serious when she laid out what she said she saw, and I believe her to be true." Some think the contestant who told her the information, Miss Florida Karina Brez, was joking, but she said "I have many years of psychological training. I know when someone's telling a joke, I know when someone's scared and when someone's serious, and in my opinion her body language was very serious. She looked a little bit scared because she had just seen something that would potentially, drastically change the reputation of the Miss Universe Organization. This is a big deal."