Miss America 2014: Donald Trump Hates on US Tattooed Soldier Miss Kansas

Miss America 2014: Donald Trump Hates on US Tattooed Soldier Miss Kansas

While Miss Oklahoma, Kelsey Griswold, appears to be the favorite to win the Miss America 2014 pageant, It is Miss Kansas who has made the biggest waves publicity wise. And somewhat amazingly, billionaire business tycoon Donald Trump hates on the US tattooed soldier Miss Kansas, aka Sergeant Theresa Vail, on the Piers Morgan show.

Miss Oklahoma may be in the lead according to bookies, but hot on her cowboy-booted heels are Miss Mississippi, Miss Georgia, and Miss Florida. All these beautiful young ladies share a 12/1 chance of taking the crown from the existing Miss America tonight.

But Miss Kansas, despite being a real live red, white and blue patriot has odds of 15/1 to win. This US Army sgt. can shoot, loves to hunt and has made the decision to bare her tattoos at the pageant. Her stand against covering up her body art with makeup is a sign of the times.

In a day and age where almost everyone seems to have some form of body ink, from a small butterfly on the back of a trim ankle, to a Hell’s Angels type insignia on a bulging bicep, tattoos are the norm.

But not to Donald Trump.

Miss Kansas has gotten a lot of support for her stance on parading her ink on the stage of the pageant. It is an empowering message, though not as impressive as Miss Iowa’s Nicole Kelly. Nicole was born without a forearm and what many would see as the ultimate stumbling block to winning at an image conscious beauty pageant, did nothing to deter Kelly from entering the contest.

With two young women who are the embodiment of an empowering message for women the world over, it is puzzling that the 67 year-old business magnate would openly hate on the tattooed US soldier Miss Kansas on her “statement” during Miss America 2014.

Donald Trump may be in his 60s, but he does understand all the hoopla behind the pageants. Especially as he is the owner of the Miss Universe Organization. In case you were not aware, it is this organization that produces: Miss Universe; Miss USA; and Miss Teen USA beauty pageants.

In his interview with Piers Morgan, Donald Trump stated that his organization did not encourage tattoos. Furthermore, personally, he is not a fan of body ink. He expressed confusion about why so many people were getting body art done. He opined that many who do, “regret it later.”

But the billionaire businessman doesn’t just hate on tattoos because of his personal beliefs. He does not find them attractive or a variation of art. He feels that most people who have tattoos done don’t go to tattooists who are artists. He claims that they are about as artistic as he is.

He also told Morgan that he would not want anyone “close to” him to have one done. So it seems like Donald Trump hates on Miss Kansas because of her tattoos and not because she is a soldier in the US Army. We applaud him for his patriotism if nothing else. Miss America 2014 will air tonight on ABC, at 9 pm ET. Not wanting to sound ageist, but perhaps tattoos, like Miley Cyrus, are for young people, Mr Trump.

By Michael Smith
United Kingdom


7 Responses to "Miss America 2014: Donald Trump Hates on US Tattooed Soldier Miss Kansas"

  1. Dante Tiberius   January 11, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I think tattoos on women are beautiful thats why I created the Miss Alternative USA Pageant,a pageant where the more tattooed, pierced and colorful the contestants are, the better.

  2. Lene   September 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Tattoos are a sign of the times? Well, so are face and body piercings. Also, Miss Kansas is National Guard, not the same as active Army. Also, what makes people say she is intelligent? I work with active military and I’ve seen tons of dolts that include higher ranking enlisted and officers.

  3. Mary Hagel   September 18, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Disagree with Donald Trump! Tattoos are earned in the service. The tattoos serve as a purpose in the service as the tattoos provide identity if God forbid there is tragedy and we all know this happens. Miss Kansas is Beautiful and very talented! You were one of my picks and I do not have tattoos! Thank you for serving our Country! You are Miss America!

  4. Jdwop   September 18, 2013 at 7:19 am

    This girl’s voice was amazing

    • Mary Hagel   September 18, 2013 at 10:23 am

      She has a beautiful singing voice and she is beautiful!

  5. Danton Barnes   September 17, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I don’t agree with his sentiment, but this is America. He has just as much right to dislike tattoos as I do to like them. At least he isn’t being a racist jerk like a lot of other people I have seen on facebook or talked to.

  6. Arty Zamora   September 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Tatoos are for dopes – and they are a dime a dozen. I hate to agree with presidential candida Mr Trump


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