ETonline, Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 11:51am (PDT) Entertainment Tonight.
ET is first to confirm that Miss California USA Carrie Prejean today lost her
title and crown. Read on for details &
The Miss California USA Organization, with the blessing of owner Donald
Trump, announced on Wednesday that Prejean would lose her crown due to
"continued breach of contract issues."
"This was a decision based solely on contract violations including Ms.
Prejean's unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA
organization," Miss California USA Executive Director Keith Lewis said in a
statement to ET. "After our press conference in New York we had hoped we would
be able to forge a better working relationship. However, since that time it has
become abundantly clear that Carrie is unwilling to fulfill her obligations
under our contract and work together."
"I told Carrie she needed to get back to work and honor her contract with the
Miss California USA Organization and I gave her the opportunity to do so," Trump
said about the decision. "Unfortunately it just doesn't look like it is going to
happen and I offered Keith my full support in making this decision. Carrie is a
beautiful young woman and I wish her well as she pursues her other
The organization also announced that effective immediately, first runner-up,
Tami Farrell will assume the role of Miss California USA.
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