On Friday, Trump said he had acquired NBC’s half in The Miss Universe Organization, which owns the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, and settled all legal disputes with the broadcast company.
This morning (Monday), talent and marketing agency WME/IMG announced it has acquired The Miss Universe Organization for an undisclosed amount from Donald Trump.
In June, Televisora de Costa Rica (Teletica), owner of the Miss Costa Rica franchise, said it WOULD NOT be going to the Miss Universe unless Trump apologized for his statements or if he no longer was with the Miss Universe organization.
With the WME/IMG announcement, Trump is no longer involved with the Miss Universe and there is now no reason why Brenda Castro cannot participate.
Interestingly, someone may have been in the know that this, Trump selling out that is, given that Ms. Castro, despite having had the door closed by Teletica, as we reported here on Sunday, had been taking English classes for the last few weeks and since Thursday has begun training on Tica culture.
No word yet from Teletica or Gabriela Alfaro, image manager for Teletica.