Cassandra Searles, Miss Washington 2013, who participated in the Miss USA pageant, accused Donald Trump of treating Miss USA Contestants like “property.” The former Miss USA contestant took to Facebook to tell her story, tagging all of her fellow Miss USA contestants in the post. Alongside the Facebook photo of the Miss USA “class of 2013” posing in tight mini dresses, with a grinning Trump right in the center, Searles tagged the other 43 girls from the competition, asking them, “Do y’all remember that one time we had to do our onstage introductions, but this one guy treated us like cattle and made us do it again because we didn’t look him in the eyes? Do you also remember when he then proceeded to have us lined up so he could get a closer look at his property?” She added, “Oh I forgot to mention that guy will be in the running to become the next President of the United States.” The law student added that she “loves the idea of having a misogynist as the President.”
Searles, who is now a law student, hashtagged the photo with #HeWillProbablySueMe, #iHaveWorseStoriesSoComeAtMeBro, and#Drumpf.
According to her Miss USA profile, Searles was born in Fort Rucker, Alabama, into a military family. She was raised by her single mother along with her two siblings. When she was 16, she moved to Washington. After high school graduation, she started a career with Sterling Bank, where she has been working for the past six years. She later enrolled at Bellevue College for her Associate’s degree and then transferred to the University of Washington-Bothell. She graduated in 2012 earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Management and Marketing. Clearly, this girl’s the full package: brains & beauty.
Searles is working with Junior Achievement, where she hopes to help young people succeed and thrive in today’s global economy. Searles’ other philanthropic efforts include Habitat for Humanity, Race for the Cure, Walk MS, and The Big Climb for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
So with a resume like Cassandra’s, you kinda have to take her word for it. This doesn’t seem like the type of woman who would accuse someone for the attention.