Tasha Dixon has nearly 90,000 people searching for her name on Facebook. Tasha is also getting plenty of buzz on Twitter. That’s because Dixon’s name can be added to the list of former beauty contestants who have accused Donald Trump of walking in on them when they were half-naked teenagers. As reported by the Inquisitr, Mariah Billado also reported Trump walking into a dressing room full of Miss Teen USA contestants when Trump ran the show that Miss Vermont 1997, Billado, participated in.
Tasha’s account of what Dixon says happened is similar to what Trump himself told Howard Stern in audio recordings like the one below.
Warning: Trump’s interview on The Howard Stern Show might contain language or situations described that are disturbing to some listeners.
As reported by CBS, Dixon echoes those sentiments about Trump. Tasha proclaimed that Trump’s main point of owning beauty pageants was to get close to pretty women. Dixon decided to tell her side of what she experienced with Trump after hearing Trump’s comments to Billy Bush about women from 2005, which leaked recently.
“I’m telling you Donald Trump owned the pageant for the reasons to utilize his power to get around beautiful women. Who do you complain to? He owns the pageant. There’s no one to complain to. Everyone there works for him.”
Ironically, the year that Tasha competed in Trump’s pageant in 2001, the beauty contest had a theme of “empowering women.”
Tasha says that her choice to speak out about what she alleges Trump did is not for political gain — and Dixon calls herself a person who veers more toward the conservation side of things.
Tasha’s Instagram account, with the @DanceMachine19 Instagram handle, is a private Instagram account. However, Dixon can be seen in Instagram photos like the one below, with some of them tagging Tasha’s Instagram handle while others use the #TashaDixon hashtag on Instagram.
Tasha was only 18 years of age when she competed in 2001 in the 50th Annual Miss USA Pageant. Dixon, according to Heavy, claimed that it was a frequent thing for Trump to come strolling into the dressing room area with no warning.
Tasha became an actress, according to the Arizona State University Web Devil website. Dixon described back then that she, as a 22-year-old, had already had her Trump experience four years prior, how competitive the beauty contest industry — as well as acting life — could be.
“For the longest time, I’d think, ‘Why not me? Why didn’t they pick me? What’s wrong? In acting, you have the most rejection, the most favoritism and the most politics. I’m human. I do catch myself comparing. I’ll think, ‘She’s been here a thousand times,’ or ‘I’ve seen her in five commercials.’ But you have to get over it or that will be your biggest downfall. If you can’t sell yourself, how will you sell anything else? But if you just keep at it, you will totally blow them away.”
Now, all these years later, Tasha is gaining attention due her words about Trump.
Tasha stated that it was very awkward for the beauty contestants to experience Trump walking in on women — some half-naked, some with their breasts uncovered — and to be pressured by Trump’s people to gush all over Trump in that state in order to get Trump’s attention.
“Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half naked changing into our bikinis. He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked. [Trump came] waltzing in when we were naked or half naked in a very physically vulnerable position and then to have the pressure of the people that worked for him telling us to go fawn all over him, go walk up to him, talk to him, get his attention.”
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