Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 resigns, Miss Universe Organization denies Sheena Monnin’s allegations of fraud

By on Jun 6, 2012 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

Updated: June 14, 2012 2:40 a.m.

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Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 title holder Sheena Monnin resigned on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 and claimed that there was a fraud during the recent Miss USA 2012 beauty pageant, but the Miss Universe Organization denied all her allegations.

Miss Pennsylvania 2012 Sheena Monnin
Image Credit: Sheena Monnin Facebook

According to E! Online that day, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) sent them an email and confirmed the resignation of Sheena Monnin after she did not make it to the Miss USA 2012 Top 16, but emphasized that her allegations are not true.

“In an email to state pageant organizers, she cited the Miss Universe Organization‘s policy regarding transgendered contestants, implemented two months ago, as the reason for her resignation.” A statement of the Miss Universe Organization was quoted in the report.

“Today she has changed her story by publicly making false accusations claiming that the pageant was fixed, however the contestant she privately sourced as her reference has vehemently refuted her most recent claim.” The MUO added, noting that Olivia Culpo deserved to win the Miss USA 2012 title.

In addition, E! Online noted that MUO provided them a transcript of what is being believed a resignation letter of Sheena Monnin, saying that she refused to be “part of a pageant system that…to allow and support natural born males to compete in it.”

“This goes against ever moral fiber of my being. I believe in integrity, high moral character, and fair play, none of which are part of this system any longer.” The alleged statement from Sheena Monnin added, which is contrary to her statements on her official Facebook page earlier.

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