Miss America 2018 Cara Mund claims to have been ‘managed, manipulated, silenced,’ and even ‘bullied’ by the group’s management.
The 24-year-old stated she believes her voice ‘isn’t heard nor needed’ by group heads Gretchen Carlson and Regina Hopper in a five-page letter penned to former pageant winners on Thursday.
The Miss America Group responded by saying it was dissatisfied that Mund didn’t go to officers immediately together with her criticisms, and that her letter contained misrepresentations and unsubstantiated claims.
Miss America 2018 Cara Mund penned a letter to former pageant winners this week wherein she claimed to have been ‘bullied’ and ‘silenced’ by the group’s management
The letter particularly calls out Miss America Group chairwoman Gretchen Carlson, above, and CEO Regina Hopper, writing that they ‘basically erased me in my function as Miss America in subtly and not-so-subtle methods every day’
Mund’s letter got here out simply three weeks earlier than the subsequent Miss America pageant, heightening controversy surrounding the nearly-100-year-old group whose management has been requested to resign by pageant officers in 19 states.
The reigning winner says she has been disregarded of conferences, had her wardrobe ridiculed and was informed to face behind the room and keep silent throughout a gathering with contestants.
‘Our chair and CEO have systematically silenced me, diminished me, marginalized me, and basically erased me in my function as Miss America in subtly and not-so-subtle methods every day,’ she wrote.
Mund claims that she has not been allowed to interview with main information retailers as a result of that function is reserved for Carlson, writing that the previous Fox Information anchor made clear that ‘there’ll solely be one Miss America at a time, and he or she is not me.’
Mund claims that she has not been allowed to interview with main information retailers as a result of that function is ‘reserved’ for Carlson, a former Fox Information anchor who turned chairwoman this 12 months
Earlier this month Mund revealed that she has been having a ‘robust 12 months’, telling the
After that interview was revealed, the Miss America Group issued a press release saying that Mund had been given ‘a platform from which she will be able to construct her future’.
Nevertheless, Mund claims that she was informed her closing farewell as Miss America could be diminished to 30 seconds on account of the unflattering interview.
Within the letter she expresses her need for her successor – who will probably be topped September 9 – to have a extra optimistic expertise than she has had.
‘I need her 12 months to be higher than my 12 months,’ Mund wrote.
‘If you need Miss America to be related, then the management wants to know she isn’t a wind-up toy who they’ll energy as much as spit out the meaningless phrases which might be put into her mouth, then put again on the shelf till it is time to do it once more.’
Everything of Mund’s five-page letter to former pageant winners is proven beneath: