Carrie Prejean Loses Her Crown
Donald Trump says … she’s fired!
-April Daniels Hussar
The golden state of California is no longer represented by one Carrie Prejean, much to the dismay of traditional marriage advocates, and much to the joy of Perez Hilton (we can only imagine). Yes, Miss California has lost her crown, thanks to the Donald Trump -owned Miss Universe organization that booted Prejean Wednesday, citing “contractual breach.”
Aside from Perez Hilton, at least two other people are thrilled with the news: Tami Farrell (the Miss California runner-up who, we imagine, has been waiting eagerly in the wings for the crown to fall into her hands), and Shanna Moakler, the former Miss California and pageant official who resigned last month when Prejean wasn’t fired after those pesky photos surfaced.
“First and foremost, my faith has been restored in the Miss Universe Organization and with Donald Trump,” Moakler told Us Magazine. “I believed eventually what I intimately knew would come to fruition.”
Of course – there is speculation that the real reason Carrie lost her crown is her outspoken defense of “opposite” marriage. Prejean herself called being fired “a political debate.” She told TMZ.com: “They don’t agree with the stance that I took [on gay marriage]. Shanna [Moakler] is trying to bash me. They don’t like me. From Day One they wanted me out, and they got what they wanted.” Prejean also claims that the Miss Universe organization was angry with her for refusing offers to pose “semi-nude” in Playboy and to appear on the high-class show I’m a Celebrity …Get Me Out of Here!
Pageant official Keith Lewis counters by declaring he was merely passing along all Prejean’s offers, per her instructions. FOXNews.com obtained an email written by Prejean to Lewis last Friday that stated: “I expect you to be forwarding me ALL email requests and interview requests to me. I know how you are and its not right if you are selecting things for me.”
Who knows? We do know that Carrrie Prejean is very good at coming up with excuses for her actions – she famously blamed “wind” for the racier of those infamous photos, saying it was “appalling that a professional photographer would violate my trust by releasing an unauthorized and inappropriate image taken in between posed shots on a windy day which I was unaware of.”
What do you think? Is Carrie Prejean being punished for her conservative views of marriage? Or is she merely a woman who got too big for her britches – and her gilded crown?