Tag Archives: Miss Universe

REPORT: Trump Vetoed Miss Universe Contestants Who Were Dark-Skinned Or Had Snubbed His Advances

Mother Jones today published a long-read on Trump’s passionate bromance with Vladimir Putin. Near the end of the piece is this: At each pageant, Miss Universe staffers would set up a special room for Trump backstage. It had to conform to his precise require­ments. He needed his favorite snacks: Nutter Butters and white Tic Tacs. And Diet Coke. There could ...

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REPORT: Trump Rigged The Miss Universe Pageant To Favor Countries Where He Had Business Interests

According to a piece published today by the New Yorker, judges at a recent Miss Universe pageant compared notes after the naming of the finalists and were shocked to realize that several of the women named had not been selected by them. Well, you know where that’s going: A day or two before a pageant began, Trump would casually visit ...

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Miss Universe 2013 Contestant: Trump Invited Me To His Hotel Room While He Was Married [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A married Donald Trump supposedly invited a Hungarian beauty queen to his hotel room after attending the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, according to a newly unearthed interview that has surfaced amid the publication of an unverified dossier alleging that the President-elect engaged in “perverted” sexual acts during the very same trip. Former ...

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Trump Denies His Own History Of Adultery, Vows That He Can Be “Nastier Than Hillary Ever Can Be”

The New York Times reports: Donald J. Trump unleashed a slashing new attack on Hillary Clinton over Bill Clinton’s sexual indiscretions on Friday as he sought to put the Clintons’ relationship at the center of his political argument against her before their next debate. Mr. Trump, aiming to unnerve Mrs. Clinton, even indicated that he was rethinking his statement at ...

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That Time Trump Was In A Porn Video

Sex tape! Via Buzzfeed: Donald Trump made an appearance in an explicit 2000 Playboy video. Trump’s role in the porn is relatively benign and centers around him breaking a bottle of champagne on a Playboy-branded limo while several of the playmates are visiting New York City. BuzzFeed News obtained the footage from the online-only Buffalo, New York–based video store Cinema ...

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Trump Continues Miss Universe Attacks

Politico reports: Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning that Hillary Clinton was “duped and used” by former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado, urging his followers to “check out [her] sex tape and past.” The tweetstorm started at 3:20 a.m., when Trump sent: “Anytime you see a story about me or my campaign saying ‘sources said,’ DO NOT believe it. ...

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Newt Gingrich Keynotes Log Cabin Event, Cracks Up Room With “Sexist” Joke About Former Miss Universe

Politico reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich backed up Donald Trump’s weight-based attacks against a former pageant winner, telling an audience Wednesday night that “you’re not supposed to gain 60 pounds during the year that you’re Miss Universe.” The woman in question is former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who was thrust into the spotlight of the presidential election at Monday ...

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Sen. Claire McCaskill: Let’s Weigh Trump Every Day

The Hill reports: Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) on Wednesday raised the issue of Donald Trump’s weight, poking at the GOP presidential nominee after two days of headlines regarding his 1996 comments about a Miss Universe winner. McCaskill tweeted that her female Democratic colleagues have discussed the issue and determined that they’re “concerned.” “Campaign stress? We think a public daily ...

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Former Miss Universe Stars In New Hillary Ad [VIDEO]

AdWeek reports: Monday night, during the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it was no accident that Clinton pointed out Trump’s treatment of Alicia Machado. “One of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest,” said Clinton. “He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them, and he called this woman ...

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Miss Austria As Conchita Wurst At Miss Universe

Lost in all the hoopla about Steve Harvey’s big “oops” moment last night is that Miss Austria dressed as drag performer and Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst during the national costume portion of the Miss Universe pageant. Austria’s The Local reports: While not the bookies’ favourite, Amina Dagi has captured global attention with her witty and elegant rendition of Austria’s national ...

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Steve Harvey Announces Wrong Miss Universe [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Beauty pageants are places where grace and poise are meant to rule, but a decidedly awkward moment stole the show Sunday. Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey wrongfully declared Miss Colombia the winner when she was the first runner-up. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the contestant from the Philippines, had won. A contrite Harvey was forced to fix his mistake. ...

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Trump Sues Univision For $500M, Mexico And Thomas Roberts Pull Out Of Pageant

For once Donald Trump has followed through with a lawsuit threat: Donald Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, is suing Univision. The Spanish-language TV network dropped its coverage of Miss USA and Miss Universe — two beauty pageants that Trump co-owns — because of Trump’s remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement on June 16. NBCUniversal also dropped the ...

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NBC To Donald Trump: You’re Fired

Donald Trump just got fired by NBC. NBC is ending its business relationship with Donald Trump following the presidential hopeful’s comments about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with ...

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Univision To Trump: You’re Fired

CNN reports: Univision is canceling its telecast of the Miss USA pageant, an event partially owned by Donald Trump, to protest Trump’s offensive remarks about Mexicans. Furthermore, Univision says it is severing all other business ties to Trump. Univision is the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, so its decision is a blow to the Miss Universe Organization, a ...

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Venezuela Wins Miss Universe

The Washington Blade reports: Participants in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant that took place in Moscow on Saturday did not discuss Russia’s LGBT rights record during the broadcast of the event. Gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, who co-hosted the pageant with singer Mel B, earlier on Saturday described Russia’s law banning gay propaganda to minors as a “discriminatory” statute that ...

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HomoQuotable – Thomas Roberts

“It’s been an incredible experience so far. I certainly don’t want to be a commercial for Russia… [but] I haven’t run into any discrimination so far since I’ve been here. Just by showing up, just by being visible, just by the sheer presence of my husband being there with me, and just the interest that this might generate in what ...

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HomoQuotable – Thomas Roberts

“I consulted with the [Human Rights Campaign] and with GLAAD. I wanted to find out their take on what they thought about this decision by me. They are two organizations that I have done a great deal of work with and that have not only had my personal support but professional support. So a lot of counsel, a lot of ...

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Trump To Roberts: Russia’s Laws Are Bad, But I’m Still Against Your Marriage

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HomoQuotable – Thomas Roberts

“Courage is contagious. I have felt that way since coming out publicly in 2006. I’ve never regretted it. This November, I will co-host Miss Universe in Moscow partly because it is a huge, visible opportunity for LGBT people. Everywhere. [snip] So people may wonder: ‘Thomas, how can you accept this assignment? Shouldn’t you boycott Russia?’ I am not going to ...

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Miss Universe Pageant Responds To Petition For Relocation Of Moscow Event

The Miss Universe pageant has responded to a Change.org petition which demands that this year’s event be moved from Moscow. Via press release: The Miss Universe Organization believes in equality for all individuals and is deeply concerned by the laws recently enacted in Russia and currently in place in several other countries. Both the law, as well as the violence ...

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