Oct 12, 2016

     Dothan's 20 year old Rachel Philippona was Alabama's representative in Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant in 2009.

Rolling Stone Magazine reports Trump was in the habit of walking into the contestant's dressing rooms, where the girls were naked or half naked. From the article:

Miss California, Carrie Prejean, recalled in her memoir the way Trump would pit the women against each other, asking them to rate each other's looks on the spot.
Donald Trump walked out with his entourage and inspected us closer than any general ever inspected a platoon. He would stop in front of a girl, look her up and down, and say, "Hmmm." Then he would go on and do the same thing to the next girl. He took notes on a little pad as he went along. After he did this, Trump said: "O.K. I want all the girls to come forward." …
Donald Trump looked at Miss Alabama.
"Come here," he said.
She took one more step forward.
"Tell me, who's the most beautiful woman here?"
Miss Alabama's eyes swam around.
"Besides me?" she said. "Uh, I like Arkansas. She's sweet."
"I don't care if she's sweet," Donald Trump said. "Is she hot?" …
It became clear that the point of the whole exercise was for him to divide the room between girls he personally found attractive and those he did not. Many of the girls found the exercise humiliating. Some of the girls were sobbing backstage after he left, devastated to have failed even before the competition really began to impress "The Donald."
No comment from the campaign so far.

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