LOS ANGELES, California—Miss California USA Carrie Prejean “breached her contract” by keeping semi-nude photos a secret and could be stripped of her beauty queen title, according to a state pageant spokesman.
Miss California USA Carrie Prejean may lose her crown because of some semi-nude photos she appeared in.
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 21-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.
“That answer, and my commitment to stand by my beliefs, has since resulted in attacks on me and my integrity as a woman,” Prejean said in a news release dated Tuesday.