Trump walked in on teen girls changing at a beauty pageant
It happened at the Miss Teen USA pageant he owned
Donald Trump reportedly walked in on teenage girls changing during a beauty pageant in 1997.
At least four women from the Miss Teen USA pageant spoke to BuzzFeed, describing how Trump casually swanned in on teenaged contestants changing in their dressing room – some of who were only 15 – while he was in his 50s.
This is the latest in a series of reports surrounding Trump’s conduct around women.
One of the girls, Mariah Billado, told BuzzFeed: “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like ‘Oh my God, there’s a man in here.'”
Trump then said something along the lines of: “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”
Three more anonymous women backed up the creepy claims, with two of them saying girls were quick to cover themselves up.
“At the time, you’re a teenager, you’re intimidated — it’s Donald Trump, he runs the pageant” explained one girl who was 17 at the time. She said it felt like “it was his given right” to enter the dressing rooms “because he owned the pageant.”
“We were all very young, but even at the time, it caught us funny.”
And now as an adult and a mother, she said she it’s “absolutely inappropriate.”
On top of this, Tasha Dixon, former Miss Arizona, said today that in 2001, during the Miss USA pageant, she was forced to meet with Donald Trump whether she was dressed or not.
She told The Guardian that Trump just “strolled in” the changing room when the girls were topless and naked.
“Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half naked changing into our bikinis.
“There was no one there to complain to, everyone works for him.”