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Miss Pennsylvania Resigns
ABC local news - Philadelphia ^ | 6/6/2012 | unattributed

Posted on 06/06/2012 6:29:48 AM PDT by SueRae

PENNSYLVANIA - June 6, 2012 (WPVI) -- Miss Pennsylvania is resigning from her post, just days after the Miss USA Pageant took place.

Sheena Monnin wrote on her Facebook page that she turned in her crown, because the pageant was "fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy."

Monnin later claimed another contestant had seen a list of the top 5 finishers, before the Miss USA show even started.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: missusa; monnin; pageant; resignation
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Good for her. Time to make a stand.
1 posted on 06/06/2012 6:29:53 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: SueRae

maybe she’ll run for office, or call Donald and ask for job on the pageant, one can hope. Make a Diffence, Stand Up America!!


2 posted on 06/06/2012 6:34:53 AM PDT by conservative_cyclist (Give a Hoot, Vote for Newt)
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To: SueRae

Hooray for a GOOD young American miss!


3 posted on 06/06/2012 6:36:52 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: SueRae

Actually, she resigned from her position so she can spend more time with me...


4 posted on 06/06/2012 6:37:48 AM PDT by donozark (The 7th Wisconsin had more men killed in battle than any other Union Regiment.)
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To: conservative_cyclist

Hopefully she will return all the money and prizes she received as well.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 6:40:45 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: SueRae
"fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy."

uhhhh....hate to be the one throwing cold water, but did none of that occur to you BEFORE you decided to enter a beauty paegent?

6 posted on 06/06/2012 6:43:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SueRae

There must be a “home video” or some naked pictures of her.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 6:43:45 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: napscoordinator

They sgn a contract. If she resigns then she must return everything.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 6:44:17 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: SueRae

She swore she’d stop calling me if she won.

Now I don’t know...


9 posted on 06/06/2012 6:45:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I will never ever release my home videos and pictures with her, so don’t blame it on me.


10 posted on 06/06/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: SueRae

As long as it’s not because she’s a man or a cannibal.


11 posted on 06/06/2012 6:48:00 AM PDT by bramps (Newt was the one, but Romney will do.)
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To: SueRae
...according to organizers the beauty queen was upset over the decision to allow transgender contestants to enter.

more fairness and equality...

12 posted on 06/06/2012 6:48:49 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (The government "gives" and the government takes away (freedom).)
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To: netmilsmom; napscoordinator
They sign a contract. If she resigns then she must return everything.

If there is fraud involved in the contest, I doubt the Miss USA Pageant is going to try to get anything back. In fact, she might have quite a counterclaim for all the money she spent related to the contest.

13 posted on 06/06/2012 6:48:57 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SueRae

Gee, she says a beauty contest is fake. I can’t believe it. Next they will be saying professional wrestling is fixed.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 6:49:17 AM PDT by detective
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To: SueRae

Leave her alone, Trump. Jerk.


15 posted on 06/06/2012 6:49:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SueRae

I suspect most everything is this way.

Good for her for coming to her senses.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 6:50:03 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Why is some deviant type even judging WOMEN in a beauty contest?

Every pageant seems to come down to some PC litmus test question and only if someone is in favor of the extreme left... they get the boot.

Any doubt Miss America would have lost if she’d said this was a pageant for WOMEN ONLY, not freaks?


17 posted on 06/06/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: Uncle Slayton

According to the article, the decision to allow a transexual into the Miss Universe Pageant (an extension of Miss USA) did not sit well with this young lady. Good for her.

If this is the case, I expect a thorough trashing of her is forthcoming.


18 posted on 06/06/2012 6:52:04 AM PDT by Shelayne
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To: SueRae
Miss Rhode Island (winner)


Miss Pennsylvania (one of the losers)

Compare ! ... Miss PA = sour grapes! Miss Rhode Island looks fresh !!

19 posted on 06/06/2012 6:57:01 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: SueRae
This article has been rewritten and added to in the last few minutes. "It originally ended with Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo was crowned the winner of the Miss USA pageant." I thought "And why is that important and as an asterisk to the article which doesn't really go into detail?" The back story is there was a question regarding transgenders being allowed to compete with women. Can't get to the original article.
20 posted on 06/06/2012 6:58:44 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: SueRae

What she should have done was to post the five finalists somewhere that it could be timestamped - perhaps in an e-mail to herself - so she could then produce it to prove her claim.

As it is, it just sounds like sour grapes.


21 posted on 06/06/2012 7:00:13 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: SueRae
FOUND IT!!! HERE IS HOW THE ARTICLE ORIGINALLY READ. One of the contestants in the Miss USA pageant, which was held this past Sunday in Las Vegas, claims that the event was fixed. Earlier this week, Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin announced on Facebook that she was giving up her crown, claiming the Miss Universe Organization, which runs the Miss USA pageant, is "fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy." Monnin reportedly has since published another Facebook post in which she alleges she "witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the Top 5 BEFORE THE SHOW EVER STARTED proceed to call out in order who the Top 5 were before they were announced on stage." Monnin also writes, "After it was indeed the Top 5 I knew the show must be rigged; I decided at that moment to distance myself from an organization who did not allow fair play and whose morals did not match my own." The Miss Universe Organization tells E! News in a statement that Monnin resigned due to her objection over the inclusion of a transgender woman in the Miss Universe Canada pageant. The statement continues, "She has changed her story by publicly making false accusations claiming that the pageant was fixed, however the contestant she privately sourced as her reference has vehemently refuted her most recent claim." Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo was crowned the winner of the Miss USA pageant. Read On ABC News Radio: http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/miss-usa-contestant-claims-pageant-was-fixed.html#ixzz1x1P6vBIw
22 posted on 06/06/2012 7:00:56 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The real story is about transgenders. ABC News has altered and added to the story to make it look like something else. read my post #22. That is how the original article was written and it has been updated in the last few minutes. I thought it odd the article discussed "transgender" and then mention Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo was crowned the winner of the Miss USA pageant. I thought "Why is a contestant in anther program important and then looked it up. It appears Ms. Culpo answsered the LBGT question correctly. /S
23 posted on 06/06/2012 7:08:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: detective
Gee, she says a beauty contest is fake.

I used to watch the Miss America pageant a long time ago and, every year, the finalists would be four beautiful girls and a dog-faced hook-nosed Miss New York or Miss New Jersey who almost always made it to the final three.

I used to wonder why the ugly duckling made it so far until I figured out that was probably the mob's price for hosting the thing in Atlantic City. Some Teamster's daughter with dreams of fame would get close enough to finish in the money although she rarely won.

24 posted on 06/06/2012 7:10:00 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: who knows what evil?

I heard Trump being interviewed about this on one of the morning shows and he said he is going to sue her. And that his people have already found and interviewed the girl who allegedly heard the list, and that she claims it’s a lie.
Jerk indeed.


25 posted on 06/06/2012 7:12:34 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: texaschick

“His people”? Would they be “Moose and Rocco”?


26 posted on 06/06/2012 7:21:12 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SueRae

This is why I do not watch beauty pagents.


27 posted on 06/06/2012 7:36:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SueRae

I’d like to see this settled in a cage match, or mud pit.


28 posted on 06/06/2012 7:40:22 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: xtinct
I want a crown/tiara like Miss Rhode Island has.

It would feel so awesome getting on Free Republic and wearing that crown/tiara the whole time.

29 posted on 06/06/2012 7:42:34 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere.)
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To: SueRae
Donald Trump, who runs the Miss Universe Organization, called Monnin's claims that the pageant was fixed "totally ridiculous" in a live interview Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America" and said the pageant organization plans to sue Monnin for making the "false charge."

Trump for Prez...oh wait!!!

30 posted on 06/06/2012 7:47:23 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

A true gentleman.


31 posted on 06/06/2012 7:49:53 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Biggirl
This is why I do not watch beauty pageants.

Seat three guys at a card table, give them a couple good beers, and they'll always pick a much more beautiful Miss (Whatever) every time.

The finalists have to be near 6 feet in height, more than likely have had a boob job, wanna' own their own boutique, and probably are close to an undergraduate degree.

Witness the fact that an absolutely stunning, gorgeous, 5 foot 2 inch, high school graduate, would never get to the finals anyway. And if she dared to say that she believes in Jesus and would like to be a housewife some day and have a family, she'd be booed off the stage.

32 posted on 06/06/2012 7:50:24 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SueRae
"fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy."

With Trump in charge? I'M SHOCKED!!!

33 posted on 06/06/2012 7:53:00 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: SueRae

Good for you Sheena!


34 posted on 06/06/2012 7:54:52 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: SueRae

Will LeBron James, after tomorrow’s game, be next?


35 posted on 06/06/2012 7:57:44 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SueRae

WOW!!!



36 posted on 06/06/2012 7:58:38 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 9YearLurker
Will LeBron James, after tomorrow’s game, be next?

Eric Spoelstra definitely will.

37 posted on 06/06/2012 7:59:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: smoothsailing

IF she has that sort of value system she has a future in politics. We need people like her.


38 posted on 06/06/2012 8:04:30 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: SueRae

Rumor here in Pittsburgh is that she resigned over Miss USA reversing its decision regarding transgenered “women”. The pageant will now permit “women” who are transgenered to compete.

BARF

If this rumor is true, good for her!


39 posted on 06/06/2012 8:04:47 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: SueRae

Rumor here in Pittsburgh is that she resigned over Miss USA reversing its decision regarding transgendered “women”. The pageant will now permit “women” who are transgendered to compete.

BARF

If this rumor is true, good for her!


40 posted on 06/06/2012 8:05:07 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: SueRae
Monnin claims the other contestant told her the names of the top 5 she spotted on a planning sheet for the telecast

Of course, it's known ahead of time. The camera operators and the guys in the booth have to know who's going to win so they can capture the moment. That said, yes, most televised contests like these are fixed and have been for years.

41 posted on 06/06/2012 8:11:55 AM PDT by bgill
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To: surroundedbyblue

What do you mean—are you saying she is falsely accusing the contest of being rigged, or that if only they didn’t accept transgenders she’d have kept her mouth shut about it anyway?


42 posted on 06/06/2012 8:13:25 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SueRae

“”fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy.” “

Says a woman with breast implants. Pot meet kettle.


43 posted on 06/06/2012 8:23:52 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: xtinct

Miss Rhode Island looks like the lady from Fairly Legal


44 posted on 06/06/2012 8:26:43 AM PDT by deek69
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To: SueRae
Monnin later claimed another contestant had seen a list of the top 5 finishers, before the Miss USA show even started.

She should've called to place a bet naming the top 5 finishers before the show started.

It's the Vegas way...

45 posted on 06/06/2012 8:27:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: Chickensoup; SueRae

"I have decided to resign my position as Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012," wrote Monnin. "Effective immediately I have voluntarily, completely, and utterly removed myself from the Miss Universe Organization. In good conscience I can no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy. I do not support this system in any way. In my heart I believe in honesty, fair play, a fair opportunity, and high moral integrity, none of which in my opinion are part of this pageant system any longer. Thank you all for your support and understanding as I walk a road I never dreamed I'd need to walk, as I take a stand I never dreamed I'd need to take. After 10 years of competing in a pageant system I once believed in, I now completely and irrevocably separate myself in every way and on every level from the Miss Universe Organization. I remove my support completely and have turned in the title of Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012."

Was Miss USA 2012 Rigged? Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin Resigns Over Supposed ‘Fraudulent’ Acts
46 posted on 06/06/2012 8:28:22 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: detective; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Maybe she saw a contestant with “extra equipment” while in the dressing room.


47 posted on 06/06/2012 8:28:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: smoothsailing

No wonder the sleazy Donald is threaqtening to sue her? She isn’t bowing to the degeneracy the donald endorses! You go, Girl.


48 posted on 06/06/2012 8:30:51 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

could you imagine if (s)he would have WON?


49 posted on 06/06/2012 8:48:35 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: Biggirl
"This is why I do not watch beauty pagents. "

I only watch them for the articles... I swear!

50 posted on 06/06/2012 8:53:06 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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