Wednesday, June 10, 2009

miss california fired

The website TMZ is reporting that Carrie Prejean, aka Miss California, the beauty queen who survived a scandal over semi-naked photos and her controversial stand on same-sex marriage, will be fired Wednesday afternoon.

Pageant officials said Wednesday that the 22-year-old model was fired because of continued breach of contract issues— specifically for lending her famous face to other organizations without getting clearance from her handlers.

Shanna Moakler, who was the director of the California pageant, resigned in protes

Prejeanpress Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump was involved in the decision to fire Prejean, [spokesman Roger] Neal said. Runner-up Tami Farrell, who was Miss Malibu, will immediately assume the Miss California USA title, he said.

Said pageant Executive Director Keith Lewis: "This was a decision based solely on contract violations, including Ms. Prejean's unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization. After our press conference in New York, we had hoped we would be able to forge a better working relationship. However, since that time, it has become abundantly clear that Carrie is unwilling to fulfill her obligations under our contract and work together."
Prejean made headlines last month after several topless photos from her young modeling days hit the web.

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