Wednesday, May 06, 2009

US BEAUTY QUEEN COULD LOSE TITE

Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean
Ms Prejean says showing the photos was an attempt to mock her faith

Miss California Carrie Prejean could be stripped of her title after organisers say she breached her contract by keeping topless photos secret.

In April Ms Prejean made headlines at the Miss USA beauty pageant with her outspoken opposition to gay marriage, which she says cost her that title.

Ms Prejean says the publication of the pictures were an attempt to silence her for "defending traditional marriages".

A spokesman for the pageant said her disqualification was being discussed.

Apart from not being up front over the semi-nude pictures which appeared on an internet site, organisers of the Miss California USA pageant say Carrie Prejean also breached her contract by appearing unauthorised in commercials.

Ms Prejean said in a statement she posed for the photos which show her topless but with her arm covering most of her breast when she was 17, hoping to become a lingerie model.

She described the publication of the pictures as an attempt to "openly mock me for my Christian faith".

"I am a Christian, and I am a model. Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos," she said.

Roger Neat, a spokesman for the Miss California USA pageant, said organisers and lawyers were "going over the legalities and clearly she breached her contract".

Talks with the runner-up in the Miss California competition were being held, to discuss "the possible next steps".

During the Miss USA pageant last month Carrie Prejean said she believed that "a marriage should be between a man and a woman".

Last week Ms Prejean announced that she would star in new $1.5m ad campaign funded by the National Organization for Marriage, a group that is opposed to same-sex marriage.

BBC NEWS REPORT.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beauty pageant is out to destroy Carrie Prejean in any way possible. They don't like her views about homosexuality and they don't like her new affiliations with the traditional marriage organizations. They will use these so called, "topless" photos as an excuse to disqualify her from her crown. If that happens, I hope she sues them. I won't be surprised if she's already in legal consultation preparing for that contingency.

It's a sad day in America when someone publicly states they are a Christian and hold a traditional view of marriage as being exclusive to one man and one woman and the liberals start a witch hunt against you.

5:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any young woman who poses for semi nude photos as a teen, then enters 'beauty' contests along with getting breast implants, is simply an exhibitionist seeking attention. Our wondrous news media has given her just that. If the news media had not made such a big issue over this, who would care?

12:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What burns me most about this entire situation is the hypocricy of people in charge. As if Shanna Moakler and Donald Trump have no skeletons in their closet.

If Prejan was completely candid about her past before the pageant, who cares. If not, then that should be addressed.

However, when the people who want to hold her to a higher standard cannot hold themselves to that standard, then who are they to judge?

12:51 pm  

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