Will Miss California USA Lose Her Crown?
Opposite marriage advocate Carrie Prejean could be stripped of the title of Miss California USA for keeping semi-nude photos a secret from pageant organizers, and for speaking on behalf of an anti-gay group without permission.
Pageant spokesman Roger Neal said Tuesday that it appears Prejean has run afoul of several sections of the 12-page contract that all prospective contestants were required to sign before competing in the November state contest.
The detailed document prohibits the titular Miss California from making personal appearances, giving interviews or making commercials without permission from pageant officials. In the last 10 days, Prejean has made televised appearances at her San Diego church and on behalf of the National Organization for Marriage, a group opposed to same-sex marriage.
The contact also contains a clause asking participants to say whether they have conducted themselves “in accordance with the highest ethical and moral standards.” As an example, it asks if they have ever been photographed nude or partially nude.
Whether her contract is fair can be debated, but she did agree to the terms.
“As you can see from the contract, she violated multiple items,” Neal said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
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