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Ex-Miss Pennsylvania: Miss Colorado and Miss South Carolina Shouldn't Be on Top 16

June 12, 2012 (8:48 am) GMT
Sheena Monnin's text messages allegedly sent to a Miss USA official prove her accusation that the top 5 in Miss USA 2012 were fixed before the final show is emotionally-motivated.

Rumor has it, former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin was not happy with the judge selections for the Top 16 in Miss USA 2012 recently. She reportedly thought Miss Colorado Marybel Gonzalez and Miss South Carolina Erika Powell were not beautiful enough to be on the list.

In text messages obtained by TMZ from Miss USA organization sources revealed that Sheena complained to a pageant official named Randy about the inclusion of Marybel and Erika on the list. "This is f***ing rigged," she allegedly confided. "Seriously? Colorado? South Carolina?"

"I'm done. This is ridiculous," she reportedly continued her rant. "It's obviously rigged so the girl they want can shine; they kept several beautiful girls out for that reason." According to the insiders, the text messages proved that her "rigged" accusation was emotionally-motivated, not based on any facts

Sheena accused the Miss USA organizers of fixing the Top 5 before the final show when she resigned her position as Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012. She claimed a fellow contestant "saw a folder lying open to a page that said 'FINAL SHOW Telecast, June 3, 2012' and she saw the places for Top 5 already filled in."

and Marilu Henner, who served as judges along with , Arsenio Hall, Ali Fedotowsky, Dayana Mendoza, Cat Cora and George Kotsiopoulos, denied the allegation. Presenter also called it BS.

demanded Sheena to take back her "utterly baseless claim". When the retraction request was ignored, the business tycoon who is also the owner of Miss Universe Organization sued her for defamation.

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