A Former Miss California USA Contestant Slept With Her Recruiter to Get Ahead. This Is Her Story.Katie J.M. Baker3/13/13 5:40pmFiled to: Exclusivemiss USAErik desandoBeauty PageantsGrossTopFb3032EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkA former Miss California USA contestant who was "discovered" by Erik DeSando, one of the pageant recruiters whose questionable practices we exposed in our recent Miss USA investigation, says she was showered with compliments and special gifts allegedly from Donald Trump himself. She was promised fame and fortune — all if she would sleep with him. So she did. When we confronted DeSando with her story, he resigned from It Girls, his brand new manipulative endeavor.