Peeping Don? Ex-Beauty Queen Says Trump Burst In While Contestants Were Changing
Trump later told Howard Stern he's allowed to do so because he's "the owner of the pageant."
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump liked to walk through dressing rooms unannounced at the Miss USA pageant while women were getting dressed, a former beauty queen says.
“He just came strolling right in,” said Tasha Dixon, who was Miss Arizona in the 2001 contest.
“There was no second to put a robe on, or any sort of clothing or anything,” Dixon said. “Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked.”
Dixon says she and other contestants were shocked when Trump suddenly appeared in their backstage dressing room while they were changing into bikinis.
In 2005, Trump bragged to Howard Stern about going backstage.
“Everyone’s getting dressed and everything else. And, you know, 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.”
He added: “You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. And you see these incredible looking women. And so I sort of get away with things that.”
Trump reportedly did the same at a Miss Teen USA contest in 1997. Mariah Billado, who was Miss Vermont, said Trump told the startled girls, “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before,” according to BuzzFeed.
Inside Edition reached out to Trump's campaign for comment, but hasn't heard back yet.
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