Miss Universe former boss Donald Trump wins US presidency

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In what is described as a totally surprising turn of events, Donald Trump, the flamboyant former owner of the Miss Universe Organization emerged as the winner of the hotly contested 2016 US presidential election.

Trump rose to pageant supremacy when he acquired the Miss Universe Organization in 1996, which also included ownership of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA systems.  Months ago, Miss Universe 1996 Alicia Machado of Venezuela, who was the first winner to work under Trump, opened up with some scandalous stories that were meant to attack Trump’s candidacy prior to the elections.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 09: Emin Agalarov, Donald Trump and Aras Agalarov attend the red carpet at Miss Universe Pageant Competition 2013 on November 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – November 9, 2013: Donald Trump poses on the Miss Universe 2013 red carpet with Aras Agalarov (right), a billionaire Russian real estate mogul with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Agalarov’s son, Emin (left), a dance-pop singer with ambitions to international stardom and who got Trump to appear in one of his music videos. | Getty

Under Trump’s management, the New York-based Miss Universe pageant was seen being hosted by exotic countries, including Russia which was the last foreign country to hold pageant in 2013.

Despite the new ownership – Miss Universe was bought by WME / IMG last year – the winners of Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA still live at the Trump Tower apartment, located in New York City.

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Miss Universe 1996, Alicia Machado of Venezuela, (Right) is greeted by businessman Donald Trump during a staged workout at a gym in New York in a Jan. 28, 1997 file photo. Photo: REUTERS/PETER MORGAN

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