Prejean said the photos -- taken when she was 17 and aspiring to be a Victoria's Secret model -- were being used in a "vicious and mean-spirited" effort to silence her for "defending traditional marriage. The year-old Miss USA contestant has been the center of controversy since she declared her opposition to same-sex marriage in a response to a question on the pageant stage last month. Her fate was being discussed in "closed-door meetings" Tuesday among California pageant officials, lawyers and representatives of Donald Trump, who owns the international competition, said Miss California USA spokesman Roger Neal. The spokesman for Miss California USA provided CNN with a copy of the pageant contract Prejean signed last year agreeing that the discovery of semi-nude photos could mean disqualification.
Has A Second Racy Photo Of Miss California Carrie Prejean Surfaced?
Miss California Topless -- Oops, She Did It Again
Carrie Prejean hit the headlines last month Apr09 when she spoke out against same sex marriage onstage at the Miss USA pageant, but now there's another fuss brewing over a photo leaked online. The picture, which shows a topless Carrie Prejean posing provocatively, appeared on website TheDirty. Prejean has since claimed she was a minor when the shot was taken - therefore preventing legitimate news sites from publishing the candid picture. But U. And shocked officials at the Miss California USA organisation have suggested the candid snap was taken after Prejean underwent a breast augmentation procedure, which they paid for.
Just two days after Miss California Carrie Prejean told the Miss California USA pageant committee that there was only one provocative photo of her, another photo showing a woman that appears to be Prejean in nothing but her underwear has surfaced online — but the beauty queen denies that it's her. But a rep for Prejean told Access Hollywood the photo is not her. The rep acknowledged that photo shows Prejean's head, but that "it appears to have been Photoshopped. The rep went on to say that Prejean maintains that one photo was taken during that session, "as far as she can remember.
Vanessa Williams became the first African-American Miss America in , but was forced to resign the title when nude photos from her past appeared in Penthouse magazine. In , she received a formal apology for her treatment from the Miss America organization and made her triumphant return to the pageant after 32 years. Miss Teen USA , Karlie Hay, came under fire when social media users uncovered old tweets repeatedly using "the N-word" from what appeared to be her personal Twitter account. Shortly thereafter, the account went private and she apologized, blaming her past use of the slurs on "many personal struggles. A full minute of celebration ensued before Harvey apologetically returned and crowned the actual winner, Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach.