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Miss Pennsylvania Quits Amid Transgender Constestant Flap

Celebrity Buzz (The Houston Chronicle)
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June 6, 2012

Sheena Monnin has quit her post as Miss Pennsylvania USA, blasting Donald Trump’s Miss Universe Organization as “lacking in morals” and “trashy.”

E! Online reports on the controversy, in which she claims the Miss USA contest was rigged and denies her earlier stance against the inclusion of transgender contestants.

“The Miss Universe Organization can confirm the resignation of the Pennsylvania title holder after she did not place in the Top 16 at the Miss USA pageant,” the pageant purveyor said in a statement to E! News.