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Sheena Monnin

Judge OKs defamation ruling against anti-transgender Pa. beauty queen

Friday, July 5, 2013
NEW YORK -- A federal judge in New York has upheld an arbitrator's ruling that a Pennsylvania beauty queen must pay the Miss USA pageant $5 million for defaming Donald Trump's pageant organization after she allegedly disagreed with a decision to allow transgender contestants. [ Read more → ]
Kylan Wenzel

First transgender contestant to compete for Miss California USA crown

Friday, January 11, 2013
Among the 229 contestants competing for the title of Miss California USA will be Kylan Arianna Wenzel, a 26-year-old transgender woman from Century City, Calif. Wenzel will be the first ever transgender contestant after the Miss Universe Organization changed its rules in April last year — Miss Universe operates the Miss USA pageant, and the local pageants that determine the state delegates. [ Read more → ]
Sheena Monnin

Anti-transgender pageant contestant ordered to pay $5 million for defamation

Monday, December 24, 2012
A former Miss Pennsylvania USA, who gave up her state crown shortly after the Miss Universe organization announced its decision to allow transgender participants, has been ordered pay the pageant organization $5 million for defamation. [ Read more → ]
Sheena Monnin

Pageant: Miss Pennsylvania gave up crown over transgender contestants

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Miss Pennsylvania USA has given up her state crown because she said the Miss USA pageant was fixed, but pageant officials refuted her claim, and said she quit over her disapproval of the organization's decision to allow transgender participants. [ Read more → ]
Ashley

Beverly Hills slams anti-gay beauty contestant for false representation of city

Thursday, February 25, 2010
[caption id="attachment_6438" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Ashley"][/caption] A beauty queen hopeful vying to become Miss California is making headlines for her hatred of gays, and has the city of Beverly Hills is crying foul over her false representation of the city. According to AP: Beverly Hills Mayor... [ Read more → ]
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