Donald Trump walked into Miss Teen USA dressing rooms, contestants say


Four former Miss Teen USA contestants are claiming that Donald Trump walked into their dressing rooms while they were changing, telling BuzzFeed News it was “shocking” and “creepy.”

Two of the 1997 contestants, who wished to remain anonymous, say they rushed to cover themselves up, with one remembering Trump saying something like, “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”

2001 Miss Arizona Tasha Dixon also confirmed to CBS Los Angeles that Trump was no stranger to pageant dressing rooms. “Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half-naked, changing into our bikinis,” Dixon said. “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.”

Eleven other contestants from the 1997 Miss Teen pageant told BuzzFeed News they don’t remember Trump being in their dressing rooms. But it seems Trump admitted to doing such a thing in a conversation with Howard Stern in 2005. “I’ll go backstage before a show, and everyone’s getting dressed and ready and everything else,” he said. “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.”

H/T BuzzFeed

Jessica Machado

Jessica Machado

Jessica Machado is the IRL editor of the Daily Dot. Previously, she was an associate editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, Elle, Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, Guernica, Bitch, Bust, the Cut, the Awl, the Toast, among others.