A Dethroned Miss California? Announcement Planned for Monday
Miss California Carrie Prejean, 21, has been quite the hot topic lately. She was practically an unknown until she said this about gay marriage: "I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
Well, that drove the likes of Perez Hilton and TMZ crazy--for their own reasons--and the game was on. Hilton made a big enough deal about it that Prejean blames her not winning the MIss USA title--she ended up as first runner up--on him. Still, she wouldn't change a thing, she said in April: “No, I would not have answered it differently. I said no offense to anybody, but with that question specifically, it was not about being politically correct. For me it was about being biblically correct.”
Then came this week when underage semi-nude photos surfaced around around the internet. They were for potential modeling jobs. Prejean admitted they were hers calling them a mistake in judgement at that time in her life. But the problem comes with the 12-page contract she signed with the Miss California USA pageant. It "contains a clause asking participants whether they have ever been photographed nude or partially nude and if they conducted themselves 'in accordance with the highest ethical and moral standardsm'" according to the New York Daily News. She may have also violated a part of the contract because she appeared in an ad opposed to same-sex marriage.
Now, the Miss California USA pageant will hold a press conference on Monday to announce the fate of Prejean's crown. Tami Farrell, who would take Prejean's title if she is dethroned, will reportedly be there.