At this point most people know frequently broke casino owner, reality show star and sentient wad of orange cotton candy Donald Trump did something totally out of character recently and made an ass of himself. This is why I got on the boat and escaped communism to be here… But I don’t believe that dictates why I should or should not be here.

The pageant takes place Sunday in Baton Rouge, La. “I’ve lived here for basically my whole life”, Duprey said. During the broadcast, listen for instructions on when to vote for Miss Kentucky US. I’m not working for you anymore.’ I have a contract of 1 year.

After that conversation, he introduced her to her current pageant coach, Terri Bowlin of Total Pageants Prep. Guthrie has become Bowlin’s fourth contestant to win the state title. During her time in college, the 24-year-old Novell was part of the Gonzaga Bomb Squad, a hip-hop dance team that performs regularly at men’s and women’s basketball games, as well as events like new student orientation and flash mobs at Riverfront Park.

She has already appeared in ESPN’s “Who’s In?” campaign for Alabama football.

“The fact that I am not giving up my crown doesn’t mean that I am changing my stance about everything I said”, Vega said.

Duprey told the Sun-News last month that she was hoping to use her platform as Miss New Mexico to highlight the importance of education and the strength she gained growing up in a single-parent family.

And you could always just drove over to Baton Rouge too.

“My grandma is my biggest fan, and she had to cancel her plans to come here”, says Olsen. Candice Bennatt has been competing in pageants since she was 14. “I think that kind of attention was brought to us because of all the negative things that occurred”.

But the women who spoke to the AP said they were determined to remain in the pageant and compete despite their personal feelings about Trump’s comments. I feel the best way to show that is to lend my support to this year’s victor of Miss US and to make the donation I promised to her platform and charity. Perhaps where Trump has been hit hardest, is with his Miss America and Miss Universe contests, which he co-owns.

The statement said the company was taking a stand against discrimination.

Walker said that Candice is moving forward and keeping a positive attitude.