Carrie Prejean fires back after losing Miss California crown

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In an interview with TMZ, deposed Miss California Carrie Prejean said that she was “shocked” at the news she had been stripped of her crown and fired back at pageant owner Donald Trump and the pageant producers. Prejean, who was fired by Trump for failing to get clearance for extracurricular activities, claims in response that pageant head Keith Lewis actually encouraged her to pose for Playboy magazine and appear in the reality series “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!” Prejean, who sparked controversy with comments she made against gay marriage, insists the real motivation behind her firing was political: “What’s behind this, I think, is a political debate. They don’t agree with the stance that I took [on California’s Proposition 8]…. From day one they wanted me out, and they got what they wanted.”

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Carrie Prejean Stripped Of Miss California Title

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Carrie Prejean has been stripped of her Miss California title.

“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.

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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.

Last month, Trump decided that Prejean would be allowed to keep her crown despite racy photos of the 22-year-old surfacing on the Internet. But Lewis claims that in the weeks that followed, the beauty queen did not step up to the plate.

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