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Trump's Miss USA Winner Names 'Race Relations' as Most Important Issue 

The Miss USA pageant, which aired last night on the Reelz channel after being dropped by NBC and Univision, did its almighty best to distance itself from pageant owner Donald Trump’s incendiary blatherings regarding Mexican immigrants—and indeed, from Trump himself, who did not attend the competition in Baton Rouge,… » 7/13/15 11:30am 7/13/15 11:30am

Miss USA Contestants Are Not Cool With Donald Trump's Racism

After Donald Trump, GOP presidential candidate and bone-in ham, said that Mexicans were sending criminals and rapists over the border, NBC and Univision cut ties with Trump and his Miss Universe Organization. Miss USA contestants, though, are just going to stick around and compete anyway, because that’s kind of their… » 7/07/15 11:45pm 7/07/15 11:45pm

Send Us Your Stories of Working for Donald Trump

Donald Trump is having an embarrassing week, with even the very white golf community distancing itself from him and his racist remarks about Mexican immigrants being “rapists” and “criminals.” In a neat and predictable bit of irony, the Washington Post reported Sunday that some of the workers finishing a Trump hotel… » 7/07/15 3:50pm 7/07/15 3:50pm

NBC Cuts Ties With Donald Trump, For Obvious Reasons 

CNN media reporter Brian Stelter is reporting that NBC won’t be airing the upcoming Miss USA pageant, one part of the three-headed lipsticked hydra that is Donald Trump’s Miss Universe Organization. NBC’s statement says that the decision not to air the pageant is directly due to Donald Trump being Donald Trump all the… » 6/29/15 2:30pm 6/29/15 2:30pm

Donald Trump's Big Stupid Mouth Costs Him TV Contract

Donald Trump, the orange asshat who thinks that his accidental wealth is enough to qualify him to run the country, is already alienating his business partners. On Thursday, Univision announced that it would end its relationship with the Miss Universe organization (which Trump co-owns) in response to the candidate’s » 6/25/15 3:15pm 6/25/15 3:15pm

Miss Indiana's 'Normal' Body Is Nowhere Near 'Normal'

On Sunday night, the utterly meaningless Miss USA pageant aired, and a soon-to-be-forgotten woman from Nevada won the title. But America's fickle fascination has been, for several successive minutes, fixated on a woman who didn't come close to making the final cut: Miss Indiana, a woman who audiences were relieved to… » 6/11/14 6:45pm 6/11/14 6:45pm

Miss USA Hopeful Sues After Pageant Recruiter Requests Blow Jobs

In March, Jezebel exclusively reported on the dirty dealings behind the scenes of Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant — specifically the organization's involvement with one recruiter who is, by all accounts and allegations, a sexual predator and scam artist. Eight months later, one of the victims we spoke with, Ashleigh… » 12/02/13 4:30pm 12/02/13 4:30pm

Miss USA Dressed as Optimus Prime Because America

Apparently the National Costume Competition of the Miss Universe Pageant is largely a crash course in cultural stereotypes. While some contestants donned more traditional clothing from their home countries, others created extravagant costumes roughly inspired by their heritage. And Miss USA showcased two of the most… » 11/04/13 2:20pm 11/04/13 2:20pm

Topless Photos and Assless Chaps: The Hypocrisy of Miss USA's Code of…

Donald Trump's Miss Universe Organization, which operates the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, draws viewers with sexy beauty queens in teeny bikinis. But titleholders are publicly chastised by Trump himself and sometimes lose their crowns altogether if they fail to reach "the highest ethical and moral standards"… » 4/01/13 4:30pm 4/01/13 4:30pm

A Former Miss California USA Contestant Slept With Her Recruiter to Get…

A 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… » 3/13/13 5:40pm 3/13/13 5:40pm

Big Breaks for Blowjobs: The Dark Underbelly of the Miss USA Pageant

Ashleigh Blake never dreamed of becoming a beauty queen. The 21-year-old amateur model and part-time tutor fantasized about being a movie star or the next Glee triple threat, and posted her resume on the casting networking site GotCast in hopes that Hollywood might call. But when a recruitment associate for Miss… » 3/11/13 3:35pm 3/11/13 3:35pm