In a statement, the glamorous star of the Lifetime series ‘Devious Maids’ said she could not sponsor anything produced by Trump, who made the ‘insulting’ remarks during his campaign launch speech.
She said: ‘I was very excited and proud to have been invited to participate in Miss USA, but as a Latina, that is now inconceivable. Although I am not Mexican, I am Puerto Rican and a proud Latina.
It comes as Sanchez’s co-host, Chilean actor-producer Cristián de la Fuente, has also pulled out of the pageant – while Univision has dropped its coverage of the competition on its UniMas network.
NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.
NBC said it would no longer air the annual “Miss USA” and “Miss Universe” pageants, which had been a joint venture between the company and Trump. Trump has said he is no longer appearing in the television show “The Apprentice.” NBC said “Celebrity Apprentice” will continue to go on without him.