“Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.” Donald Trump, 70, allegedly said something like this when he casually walked into the dressing room, according to Mariah Billado, the former Miss Vermont Teen USA. Four contestants who competed in the highly publicized beauty competition in 1997 have come forward with their behind-the-scenes experiences, according to a shocking new report from Buzzfeed.
She continued, “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here.’” Three other women also included their side of the story, but wanted to remain anonymous. Two of them claimed the girls would hurry to cover themselves, while one woman called his unannounced entrance “shocking” and “creepy.”
The girls who compete in Miss Teen USA can be as young as fourteen or as old as nineteen. Donald was also famous for owning the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from 1996 all the way until last year. This latest revelation comes shortly after his interview with Howard Stern resurfaced, where he talked about the perks of the job. “I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,” he explained in recordings released Oct. 8 by CNN. “I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it… You know, they’re standing there with no clothes…And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”