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Miss Universe Ex- Boss Donald Trump wins US Presidency

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Donald Trump bought Miss Universe, Inc., in 1996 from ITT Corp.  In 1998, he changed Miss Universe Inc., to Miss Universe Organization, and moved its headquarters from Los Angeles to New York City.  The new US President has owned or co-owned three beauty pageants: Miss U.S.A., Miss Teen U.S.A., and Miss Universe. (All three of which fall under the Miss Universe Organization parent company.)

In 2002 Trump entered into a joint venture with NBC, which in 2003 outbid the other networks for the TV rights. 

NBC and Univision turned down  the organization in September 2015 when NBC cancelled all business relationships with the Miss Universe Organization and with Trump in response to his political comments about illegal immigration during his campaign for the presidency of the United States.

Nuestra Belleza chairwoman Lupita Jones, Miss Universe 1991 from Mexico, announced that her country wouldn’t be participating in the 2015 pageant. Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera, of Puerto Rico, dropped out of the panel of judges for Miss U.S.A. And Colombia’s Paulina Vega, the 2014 Miss Universe, declared his remarks “unjust and hurtful.” Trump’s response, in part: Vega was a “hypocrite” because she didn’t give up her crown.

Though he sold Miss Universe last year, the presidential candidate has always had an interesting relationship with the pageant world.

sources : Wikipedia and Vanity Fair

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