It was back in 2005 and Donald Trump was a guest on the Howard Stern Show. In an attempt to display his naughty side for Howard, Donald Trump began to brag about the perks he received at the annual Miss USA ceremony. Being the owner, Trump was able to do some things that the average celebrity would not be able to do.
Trump went on to talk about his visits backstage, where the pageants were getting dressed and ready for the event. He made sure to point out that no men were in the backroom; just him and the young women. He flaunts his authority by mentioning that he is the owner and “therefore I’m inspecting it.” Being in shock, Stern could only say, “You’re like a doctor.”
As the young women stood around with no clothes on, Donald would question the women and asked if everything was ok. “And you see these incredible-looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that.” With the motivation of the presidential election, Trump’s eleven-year old interview somehow surfaced.
A former contestant, Tasha Dixon confirmed Trump’s comments, when she spoke in 2001. The Miss Arizona did an interview and mentioned how Trump would just be “waltzing in” the back room, while the ladies were either nude or half-nude and changing clothes. A BuzzFeed News report pointed out how Trump walked into the backstage of pageants as young as 15.
There were three of the underage pageants that remained anonymous and only one was willing to mention her name. The one pageant was Miss Vermont Teen USA, Mariah Billado. Billado went on to say, “I remember putting on my dress really quick, because I was like ‘Oh my god. There’s a man in here.’” Billado said that Trump simply told the girls not to worry, because he had seen it all before.
Once the story was released, the campaign for Trump did not comment. At the same time, eleven pageants from the 1997 Miss Teen USA said, they didn’t recall seeing Trump enter the dressing room. Others didn’t believe that he could have been there.
Although those ladies have no memory of seeing Trump, Tasha Dixon’s comments were confirmation of the stories that Trump shared with Howard Stern. She says the first introduction to Donald Trump was when they were at dress rehearsal, while being half naked and changing into their bikinis.