Of the 15 women who were interviewed, none accused Trump of saying anything sexually explicit or of making physical contact in the dressing room. Trump, who owned the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants from until last year, has publicly bragged about invading beauty queen dressing rooms, calling it one of his prerogatives of ownership.
Donald Trump walked in on half-dressed teen girls in the dressing room, pageant participants say.
Until now it was never girls that this behavior extended to the teen pageant, in which contestants can nude as old as 19 or as young as The Trump campaign and the Trump Organization did not respond to requests for comment. His daughter Ivanka Trump, then 15 years old, served as co-host. The dressing room was described by multiple contestants as one large, long, open space with 51 stations, one for each contestant, lined teen against the walls.
Dixon competed in the Miss USA pageant when she was In an old interview with radio host Howard Stern, Trump bragged about entering pageant dressing rooms.
But other contestants from the pageant told Universe they never saw Trump and raised doubts that he could have been there.
He owns the pageant. Everyone there works for him.
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Write to Katie Reilly at Katie. Reilly time. During an Oct. Ron KindD-Wis. Man, is that the image we want of the president of the United States? So, did Trump "walk right in on" naked and year-old contestants in their dressing room?
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We're not going to rate this on our Truth-O-Meter, since some of the key sources are anonymous. But we'll lay out what we do know about the allegation. Several hours before Kind made his statement, BuzzFeed reported the allegations from four former contestants and later, a fifth. Four women who competed in the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant said Donald Trump walked into the dressing room while contestants — some as young as 15 — were changing.
Three other women, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of getting engulfed in a media firestorm, also remembered Trump entering the dressing room while girls were changing.
BuzzFeed tried reaching 49 of the 51 contestants from the pageant. Thirty-four declined to be interviewed or could not be reached. Of the 15 women who spoke, none accused Trump of saying anything sexually explicit or of making physical contact in the dressing room. Trump has boasted about invading beauty queen dressing rooms, calling it one of the perks of ownership. But it has never been alleged that Trump also entered dressing rooms occupied by underage contestants.
The Trump campaign and the Trump Organization did not respond to requests for comment. We were all very young, but even at the time, it caught us funny. Most of the former contestants were doubtful or dismissed the possibility that Trump violated their changing room privacy. If anything inappropriate had gone on, the gossip would have flown.
But Billado said she told Ivanka Trump at the time that her dad had entered the room while the girls were changing.