The specter of Donald Trump was haunting the Miss USA pageant this year, though the presidential hopeful had nothing to do with the pageant for once. After NBC refused to air the show last year, following Trump's racist remarks about Hispanics, Trump sued the broadcasting company. He settled in September, and the show is now run by talent management company WME/IMG.
BUT THERE'S NO ESCAPE. Even without Trump heavy breathing in the wings, his name came up, and it was unfortunately the burden of runner up winner Miss Hawaii to deal with it. It's a shame, she looks like she was having so much fun before: