Update (June 11): Carrie Prejean was fired as Miss California 2009 for her breaching of the pageant organization contract (but not for her political view or anti same sex marriage stance).
“The Miss California USA Organization, in conjunction with the Miss Universe Organization and with the blessing of its owner, Mr. Donald J. Trump, announced today the termination of Carrie Prejean as Miss California USA 2009, citing continued breach of contract issues,” the Miss California Organization said in a statement to Access Hollywood.
The group kicked the controversial beauty queen from her post due to “contract violations including Ms. Prejean’s unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization,” the pageant’s executive director, Keith Lewis, said in a statement.
Tami Farrell, Miss Malibu who was the first runner-up, is to succeed Carrie Prejean as Miss California 2009.
Update (May 12): Carrie Prejean was not dethroned her Miss California title. Donald Trump did not usher in his famous slogan “You’re Fired” during the press conference at Trump Towers in New York City on the morning of May 12. Instead, Trump came to Prejean’s side and defended her for those semi-topless pictures leaked.
“We’ve made a determination that the pictures taken were acceptable, they were fine, in many cases they were actually lovely pictures, and in some cases they were modeling pictures.”
Update: Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler strongly criticized Carrie Prejean, saying she was in breach of contract and entered the Miss California contest under “false pretenses”. You can see a full list of “Miss USA 2009 State Entry Contract: Sections violated by Carrie Prejean” on TMZ.
In the meanwhile, the two officials said state pageant officials would welcome Carrie Prejean back and encourage her to take part in her normal duties if Donald Trump would keep her title.
Update (May 11): Carrie Prejean will not be stripped of her Miss California tiara today. A press conference to be held by Shannon Moakler and Keith Lewis may address the issues surrounding Prejean but not her fate. Donald Trump is expected to have a final say tomorrow May 12 in New York.
The fate of embattled Miss California Carrie Prejean will be decided on Monday morning. Miss California USA co-directors Shannon Moakler and Keith Lewis is to hold a news conference May 11 to announce the decision. As Tami Farrell, Miss California 2009 first runner-up, will also attend the press conference, the possibility of Carrie Prejean to be dethroned as Miss California might be very high.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe Organization, will hold an other news conference in New York to discuss the Prejean’s case. It is expected Trump will decide if Prejean will be stripped of her title as first runner-up in the 2009 Miss U.S.A pageant.
The scandals implicated Carrie Prejean are possible contract violations as a result of 1) public campaigns in an ad against the same-sex marriage; 2) lying to pageant officials that she hadn’t taken naked or semi-naked photos as a teen.