Trump Reportedly Ogled Teen Beauty Pageant Contestants in Their Dressing Rooms

Miss Teen USA Logan West, Donald Trump, Miss USA Nana Meriwether and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo attend the crowning ceremony of the new Miss USA at Trump Tower on January 9, 2013 in New York City. Photo via Getty

I know you will find this hard to believe, but shaved bear Donald Trump, still dealing with the fallout of a tape of him being gross about women, is facing more allegations of being gross about teenage girls. Four former Miss Teen USA contestants told Buzzfeed News they remember Trump strolling into the dressing room while they were changing. Trump reportedly said something like, “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”

The former contestants, all part of the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, asked for anonymity to avoid getting embroiled in a media circus. They told Buzzfeed News it was weird and creepy to have a grown man wander in while they were changing. But eleven others didn’t recall seeing him there, and none said he said anything sexually explicit to the teenagers.


An adult contestant in the 2000 Miss USA pageant also remembered Trump walking into their dressing room, she told Buzzfeed News. That allegation is backed up by... Trump himself, talking to Howard Stern in 2005:

“I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,” Trump told Stern in recordings released Saturday by CNN. “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it…. ‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

In related news, my skin is desperately trying to crawl away from my skeletal structure and two major GOP donors are asking the Trump campaign for their money back, NBC reports. One wrote, “I regret coming to the Trump support event, and in particular allowing my son to be a part of it. I respectfully request that my money be refunded.”

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Anna Merlan

Anna Merlan was a Senior Reporter at G/O Media until September 2019. She's the author of Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power.

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