Miss USA 2012 scandal:
After the finale of Miss USA 2012 Pageant on June 3rd, 2012, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 Sheena Monnin decided to resign from her tittle due to her disappointment in the system. However, the 26-year old beauty queen gave no specific reasons for her resign. There has been no reaction from the Miss Universe Organization.
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Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin
Below is Sheena Monnin’s message on her facebook:
I have decided to resign my position as Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012. Effective immediately I have voluntarily, completely, and utterly removed myself from the Miss Universe Organization. In good conscience I can no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy. I do not support this system in any way. In my heart I believe in honesty, fair play, a fair opportunity, and high moral integrity, none of which in my opinion are part of this pageant system any longer. Thank you all for your support and understanding as I walk a road I never dreamed I’d need to walk, as I take a stand I never dreamed I’d need to take. After 10 years of competing in a pageant system I once believed in, I now completely and irrevocably separate myself in every way and on every level from the Miss Universe Organization. I remove my support completely and have turned in the title of Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012.
Earlier, she wrote on her facebook:
“I competed honestly and with sincerity the past two weeks, hoping for an honest and sincere result. Congratulations to each of the contestants I’ve become close to. May we all remember that honesty and fair play are qualities we each can bring to the table, nothing else is in our control. Congratulations to my friend Miss Tennessee for making Top 16!!!!!! I’m soooooo happy for you!!!!! ♥ Thank you everyone for your kindness and support.”