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Ex-Miss Pennsylvania Sticks To Her Guns: Miss Universe Pageant Is Rigged!

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Jun. 8 2012, Updated 5:00 a.m. ET

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By Amber Goodhand - Radar News Editor

Sheena Monnin — former Miss Pennsylvania — claims the Miss Universe pageant is rigged and went on the Today show to explain why, and RadarOnline.com has the video clip.

"I feel prepared to continue to pursue the truth. I know what I heard, and I know what I in turn witnessed come true based on what I heard the contestant said … she saw the list. I'm prepared to continue to march forward," Sheena told Ann Curry.

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"What I really want out of this is for the truth to be known. I want to make sure I stand up for what I know is right. I know what I heard. There's no doubt in my mind that the contestant was serious when she laid out what she said she saw."

According to reports, Sheena claims that Miss Florida — who now denies everything and says she was joking — told her a list of the top 5 Miss Universe contestants and that they perfectly matched the end result, leading her to believe the pageant is fixed.

"Her body language was very serious, and she looked a little bit scared because she had just seen something that would potentially drastically change the reputation of the Miss Universe organization," Sheena explained.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Miss Universe head-honcho Donald Trump is flabbergasted by the entire accusation and is threatening to sue Sheena.

“We’re going to be suing her now -- she made a very false charge and she knows it’s a false charge,” Trump said, adding Monnin's claims are “totally ridiculous.”

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“I think her primary issue is that she lost and she’s angry about losing. And frankly, in my opinion, I saw her barely a second and she didn’t deserve to be in the top 15.”

Watch Sheena's entire appearance below:

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