Thursday, January 3, 2013
The local beauty queen creates a support page on Facebook as she prepares to appeal the $5 million judgment against her.
Ex-Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin is asking for the public’s help in battling a $5 million judgment made against her after she claimed the Miss USA competition was rigged. “This truth has cost me greatly,” she said in YouTube video released New Year’s Day. “I’m at a place where for me to continue to fight this injustice, I need your help. I am not financially able to continue to fight this on my own.” After reaching the maximum capacity 5,000 friends on her Facebook page, the beauty queen also has created the Sheena Monnin Support Page. As of Wednesday the site had close to 1,500 Facebook likes. A Cranberry resident, Monnin made national headlines in June after she resigned as Miss Pennsylvania USA just days after the televised Miss …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Former Miss Pennsylvania USA contestant Sheena Monnin quit after alleging the pageant was rigged
Miss Universe co-owner Donald Trump has made good on his threats to sue for “massive damages” against a former Miss Pennsylvania USA contestant from Cranberry who claimed the pageant was rigged. According to the New York Post, Trump won a $5 million legal decision against Sheena Monnin, who turned in her sash and crown just days after the Miss USA 2012 pageant aired in June. In statements made on her Facebook page, Monnin said the televised contest was fixed. A fellow contestant saw a list of the top five women in the pageant before judging began on the show, she claimed. She also called the organization fraudulent, lacking in morals and trashy. Trump immediately responded, branding Monnin, who did not place in the pageant’s semifinals, a…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Julia Belechak will take over duties for Monnin, who resigned as Miss Pennsylvania USA amid scandal in June.
Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA will be pulling double duty for the rest of the year. Cranberry resident Julia Belechak will take over the appearance duties of Sheena Monnin, who resigned as Miss Pennsylvania in June. Monnin, also of Cranberry, made headlines last month when she accused the Miss USA pageant of being rigged. In statements on her Facebook page, Monnin said a fellow contestant in the competition saw a list of the top five women in the pageant before judging began on the show. The 27-year-old also called the organization fraudulent, lacking in morals and trashy. The move earned her the ire of outspoken mogul—and Miss Universe co-owner—Donald Trump, who publicly threatened to sue Monnin. The Miss Universe Organization—which runs the…
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The Miss America Organization is holding an online voting contest to help determine a finalist during the Jan. 14 pageant. Voting closes on Jan. 12.
The region can come together to help Plum Borough resident and Miss Pennsylvania Juliann Sheldon earn a spot as a finalist during the Miss America pageant this month. The Miss America Organization is giving the public an opportunity to vote for a finalist at the 2012 Miss America Pageant, broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 14. Anyone can cast a vote for Sheldon via one of the following methods: Visit www.missamerica.org/videocontest or visit the "Video Contest" tab at www.facebook.com/missamericaorganization. Follow the directions provided to select which contestant you want to vote for. There is a limit of one vote per person and internet accessible device per contestant throughout the …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A roundup of the region's top local stories for Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Plum Borough's Juliann Sheldon Can Be a Miss America Finalist with Your Help UPDATE: Apartment Fire Displaces Five Dormont Residents Sam DiNardo Resigns from B-W School Board; Two-Year Seat Open New Parents Get New Year's Surprise PT Pulls Off Upset Victory Over Rival USC