Ralphie Aversa, Who Was A Miss Pennsylvania Judge, Speaks Out About Sheena Monnin
June 11, 2012 at 5:32 AM (PT)
SHEENA MONNIN, the reigning MISS PENNSYLVANIA USA, resigned from her post this week, calling the MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION's winner-selection process "fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent and in many ways trashy."
That hit close to home for CUMULUS Top 40/Mainstream WBHT/WILKES-BARRE night slammer RALPHIE AVERSA, who also handles nights on sister Top 40 WPRO-F/PROVIDENCE.
AVERSA tells ALL ACCESS, "Thought you might be interested in this -- MISS PENNSYLVANIA USA resigned from her crown following SUNDAY's MISS USA PAGEANT on NBC. She didn't make the Top 16. I was a part of the judging panel that crowned her in PITTSBURGH last DECEMBER. I can't speak for MISS USA or MISS UNIVERSE, but on a state level -- the process was fair, organized, and objective. PAGEANT ASSOCIATES, the producer of a handful of state qualifiers for MISS USA including MISS PENNSYLVANIA USA, runs a well-oiled operation that leaves zero room for any type of unfair result, accidental or not."
"Ms. MONNIN's resignation surprises me for a plethora of reasons," contimued AVERSA. "First of all -- she's been in pageantry for over eight years and this was her third attempt at the MISS PA USA crown. I find it hard to believe that any part of this process can surprise her at this point. Second -- Ms. MONNIN still could have done a lot of good this upcoming year as MISS PENNSYLVANIA USA with charities and non-for-profit organizations. If anything isn't fair, it is the way in which she has attempted, intentionally or not, to steal the spotlight from OLIVIA CULPO and how she has stolen THE KEYSTONE STATE's crown from a number of other well-deserving candidates."