New York, May 12 (ANI): Business magnate Donald Trump has come to the defence of the Miss USA Pageant after the organization received flak for a series of risqui photos featuring this year's contestants.
For their official competition portrait, the 51 women, most of whom are in their early 20s, seductively posed in lacy lingerie while lounging around in bed.
Trump, who owns the Miss Universe organization, voiced his support for the pictures, saying that he has "no problem with it".
"We are in a different age. They are a little bit sexy but I'll tell you what - everybody's watching, so I have no problems with it," the New York Daily News quoted Trump, 63, as telling the Insider.
"If you look at Miss America, it's now off network television - and we're doing better than ever, so I really have no problem with it.
"The Miss USA Pageant and the Miss Universe Pageant just got renewed for three years by NBC. The ratings have been terrific," he added. (ANI)