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The banner above is no longer applicable. Miss USA 2015 will now live stream on missuniverse.com/missusa
The embattled Miss Universe Organization (courtesy of Donald Trump
) has announced that Miss USA 2015 will now be live-streamed on missuniverse.com/missusa
come July 12. This after the decision of both NBC Universal and Televisa to drop the airing of the said pageant.
The bombs are being dropped one after another. And at the rate that the group is being overwhelmingly pushed to its tight corner, all I can wish is that they handle the crisis properly.
I’m just wondering how Donald Trump is holding up amidst the string of controversies. Because at this point, I can see only one solution: extricate himself totally from the Miss Universe Organization and have a new interim owner who is not in any way identified as beholden to the guy. Otherwise, he will pull down everything down the drain. And our beloved pageant will just remain a bittersweet memory.
Time for Trump to do the ultimate sacrifice
Click above to sign the petition
was started on Change.org to #SaveTheSash and convince NBC Universal to air the crowning of Miss USA 2015 on their network. If you would like to support the same, just click here
and have your voice counted.
Personally, I am not so wild about the said petition (the one who started may have been commissioned by Donald Trump for all we know). But knowing that it could help Miss Universe 2015 in the long run, I thought it would be a good idea.
Up to you if you want to be counted. 😉
UPDATE: Thomas Roberts and Cheryl Burke have stepped down as hosts of Miss USA 2015. And rumor has it that some of the Miss Universe Organization employees are looking for new jobs.
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With NBC Universal severing
its business relationship with Donald Trump after the latter’s unsavory remarks about Mexican immigrants, where will that leave his pageants in terms of being seen by millions? Back to live streaming? Or a less known cable channel perhaps. Oh, this is not good. At all.
While the other beauty competitions are scrambling to put their best foot forward to get the nod of broadcasters around the globe to air their respective events, here comes the biggest one alienating itself from the pack.
So where will Mr. Trump pick up the pieces from here? NBC Universal is a bigger opponent. Miss USA 2015 will be the first major casualty.
And notice the target month of Miss Universe indicated on the news article by CNN above. Another January playdate for the pageant? Oh, this is getting grim by the day.
Meanwhile, guess whose eyes are twinkling and lips smiling from ear-to-ear in another part of the World.
Update: Now, Farouk Systems (makers of CHI) has also followed the exodus after withdrawing its major sponsorship with the Miss Universe Organization. Who will do the hair of the ladies now?