Donald Trump is eyeing the Miss America pageant as his next investment.

The property tycoon, who already owns the MISS UNIVERSE and MISS USA pageants, has approached the MISS AMERICAN ORGANIZATION about buying the long-running contest, which was dumped last year (04) by US TV network ABC because of declining ratings.

He says, "I've talked to them, but I have not made an offer."

The pageant's chief executive officer, ART McMASTER, says, "We are flattered that Donald Trump called on the Miss American Organization. We are currently exploring all of our opportunities."

15/03/2005 21:22