It’s set for 2020 but does Donald Trump own Miss Teen USA? Potential audiences are curious as a date for the forthcoming event nears.
Which words have defined 2020 so far?
Is it “disappointment”? Or perhaps “exhausting” suffices? There are many we can attribute to the slog which has been these last six months or so. However, “rescheduled” is arguably the word which best captures what 2020 has all been about.
Gigs booked? Rescheduled. Excited for your holiday to Spain? Rescheduled.
That’s if you’re lucky; many events have been cancelled outright.
In the case of Miss Teen USA fans, the rescheduling of the proposed event in Spring was considered somewhat inevitable.
Those who tune in annually to the elaborate event were pretty gutted to be missing out. Nevertheless, the 38th edition is now scheduled to go ahead on Saturday, November 7th 2020.
Fans are hoping that the phrase we’ve so frequently thrown around these last few months is out of the picture this time.
On the other hand, some have another pressing question in mind regarding the pageant…
Does Donald Trump own Miss Teen USA?
- No, Donald Trump does not own Miss Teen USA. However, it is true that he used to from 1996 through to 2015.
This is noted by Rolling Stone, which adds that Trump described the pageant as “a sick puppy” when he acquired it while speaking with Howard Stern in 2005.
It all came to an end in 2015, as Rolling Stone highlights that the likes of hosts, sponsors, judges and broadcasters dropped out in the wake of comments the presidential hopeful made during the beginning of his campaign.
The blow led Trump to sell over to WME in September 2015.
Rolling Stone also includes a chronological account of allegations made against Trump during his role in the Miss Teen USA pageant over the years.
However, they include that the Trump campaign issued a statement to them which denies the allegations explored: “Mr. Trump has a fantastic record of empowering women throughout his career, and a more accurate story would be to show how he’s been a positive influence in the lives of so many.”
Donald Trump talks Miss Teen USA
As acknowledged by The Independent, Boris Johnson commented on his role in the Miss Teen USA pageant on Howard Stern’s radio show back in 2005.
While in conversation, he expressed: “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.”
As for allegations made against him, former model Tasha Dixon told CBS: “Our first introduction to [Trump] was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half-naked changing into our bikinis… He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked.”
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