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Posted at 4:39 PM ET, 06/10/2009

Miss California Loses Her Crown

By Liz Kelly

Carrie Prejean. (AP)

Carrie Prejean today was stripped of the Miss California title. The controversial contestant made headlines in April when she first blamed her Miss USA competition loss on her defense of "opposite marriage," only to find herself in danger of losing her California title when a series of nude photos of the contestant emerged.

After a splashy press conference and a passionate defense by pageant owner Donald Trump, it seems Prejean was fired for failing to fulfill her responsibilities as Miss California. Runner up Tami Ferrell will take over the official duties.

Erstwhile pageant official Shanna Moakler, who resigned when Prejean was alloweed to keep her title following the photo scandal, says her "faith has been restored" in the Miss Universe organization. She refrained from adding, "I told you so."

By Liz Kelly  | June 10, 2009; 4:39 PM ET
 
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Comments

Yes, thank goodness we can all go back to believing in the underlying integrity of the Miss Universe organization.

Posted by: bobsewell | June 10, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I can't even believe she was fired for the nude pictures, but it was OK that CA pageant officials paid for her fake ta-tas. The whole thing is one big stinky poo sundae with Donald Trump as the topping. Why don't they just have the chicks pole dance and be done with it? That's the way things are headed.

Posted by: possum_pouch | June 10, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Exactly which Miss California responsibility did she fail to fulfill?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 10, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Exactly which Miss California responsibility did she fail to fulfill?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 10, 2009 5:39 PM |
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The part about not being a big mouth publicity monger. The Donald works that side of the street.

Posted by: yellojkt | June 10, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Right on Possum. I'm still gagging over the "most of the contestants have them (fake boobs), we didn't think it was such a big deal" remark regarding the implants.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | June 10, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

At last, our long national nightmare is over.

Posted by: byoolin1 | June 10, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

"series of nvde photos" Liz says. All I remember is her back & part of one of her b00bies & ey images in classy pics. The pageant swimsuit pic above is more revealing. Prejean turned down wealthy offers to pose in noody mags (truly nvde). I learned she was asked to do the 'extraciricular activites' she was fired for...so she was blacklisted for eventual firing which is bigotry and inolerance. I guess future miss USAs will be filled with anti-Christian smoking lezbian slvts with tattoos & different forms of VD thanking god for their bise#ual activities & mind altering drugs.

Posted by: techsavvy777 | June 10, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Liz, this was on many blogs hours before you covered it. I know you are super careful about verifying, but CNN had it online before you. I blame Andy and Opie for distracting you.

Posted by: ArlingtonGay | June 10, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

techsavvy777, she didn't show up at events she was supposed to show up at. She did do advocacy work that wasn't approved by the Miss California folks. Her schedule wasn't her own for a year and she opted to ignore that.

Posted by: ArlingtonGay | June 10, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Carrie Prejean must return her tiara and fake boobs to Donald Trump's Miss California USA.

Posted by: Mickey2 | June 10, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Yawn.

Posted by: Guest1234 | June 11, 2009 7:44 AM | Report abuse

"Erstwhile pageant official Shanna Moakler, who resigned when Prejean was alloweed to keep her title following the photo scandal"

Liz, Your spell check and/or your editor is on the fritz. Photos of the pets, please.

Posted by: jezebel3 | June 11, 2009 8:01 AM | Report abuse

she blew off several interviews and appearances at public schools so she rave on her beliefs.

I don't mind her beliefs, but her job should come first

No doubt her agent told her getting herself fired would up her appearance fees- she couuld claim predudice instead of the truth- Not Doing Her Job

Posted by: newagent99 | June 11, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Failing to fulfill her responsibilities is just another weak excuse to justify wrong doings.Carrie was
fired because she didn't believe in the queer part of the pageant.The blind should
be able to see the truth behind this so-called Miss USA.

Posted by: hicksvirgil | June 11, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Stripped of her crown. Nice one, Liz. Does she have to give her boobs back?

Posted by: kabuki3 | June 11, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

hicksvirgil
Carrie was fired because she didn't believe in the queer part of the pageant.

Would that be the part where straight men ogle women in bikinis?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 11, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

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