NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Who could’ve guessed: drama’s percolating backstage at a beauty pageant.
Fort Lee resident Evi Siskos, 22, competed to be Miss Dominican Republic as part of Donald Trump’s Miss Universe competition.
Miss Sanama, Evi Siskos, a contestant in the 2011 Miss Dominican Republic beauty pageant, speaks at a news conference while her attorney Jacob Oresky looks on in Manhattan, Wednesday March 30, 2011. Siskos is requesting an investigation into allegations that the contest was rigged. (credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Siskos lost to Dalia Fernandez.
After she lost, Siskos says she started reading reports alleging that Fernandez paid more than $110,000 to win the competition. Fernandez has reportedly denied the allegation.
Fernandez will compete in the Miss Universe pageant this summer.
At a news conference Wednesday, Siskos was joined by attorney Jacob Oresky to call on Donald Trump to look into the claim. The two reportedly said they just want Trump to get to the bottom of it, and just want the truth.
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