Thursday, June 11, 2009

Carrie Prejean was fired on 10 June 2009 for failing to fulfill her duties and Tami Farrell is the new Miss California 2009

There will be no more second chances for former Miss California Carrie Prejean. The Miss USA runner-up has officially been fired, this time with the blessing of pageant owner Donald Trump. Miss California pageant officials said Wednesday that Prejean was fired because of continued breach of contract issues


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Tami Nichole Farrell - The new Miss California 2009 Biodata/Profile:

Birth name: Tami Nichole Farrell
Title: Miss Oregon Teen USA 2003
Miss Teen USA 2003
Miss Malibu USA 2009
Major Competition(s): Miss Teen USA 2003
Miss California USA 2009

Tami Nichole Farrell (born October 5, 1984) is a beauty queen from Phoenix, Oregon who was Miss Teen USA 2003 and became Miss California USA in 2009: On June 10, 2009, she became Miss California USA by default after Donald Trump removed previous Miss California USA Carrie Prejean from the position for breach of contract.(Thank you and credits to:


LOS ANGELES – Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, who stirred up trouble for herself when she said gays shouldn't be allowed to marry, got two dreaded words from pageant poobah Donald Trump on Wednesday: "You're fired."

Trump and other pageant leaders said Prejean was being sacked not because of the remarks but because she hadn't been holding up her end of the agreement she signed when she entered the pageant.

"Carrie is a beautiful young woman and I wish her well as she pursues her other interests," Trump said.

Prejean spokeswoman Melany Ethridge declined to comment, saying she hadn't been able to reach the former beauty queen since the announcement of her ouster.

"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," the California pageant's executive director, Keith Lewis, said in a statement.

He had complained at a news conference last month that Prejean was skipping Miss California USA events while speaking out against gay marriage at unsanctioned appearances.

After the complaints reached Trump, who owns Miss California USA's parent organization, the mogul decided to give her a second chance and keep her on. On Wednesday, he changed his mind.

"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 in a statement. "Unfortunately it just doesn't look like it is going to happen."

Pageant officials said Prejean would be replaced by the Miss California pageant's first runner-up, Tami Farrell, 24, who was crowned Miss Teen USA in 2003. They had announced last month that Farrell was being named a special ambassador to fill in for Prejean at any events she didn't attend.

During the Miss USA competition, Prejean was first runner-up after answering a judge's question about gay marriage by saying wedding vows should be reserved for men and women.

"No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised," she said.

After the response drew heavy criticism she began speaking to crowds opposed to gay marriage, violating a section of her contract that required she clear unsanctioned appearances with pageant officials. About the same time, seminude photos of her began to surface on the Internet.

Although the photos were mild, pageant officials said she also violated her contract by not disclosing their existence to them.

When Trump initially decided to keep Prejean on, Lewis' co-executive director, former Miss USA Shanna Moakler resigned in protest.

"My faith has been restored in the Miss Universe Organization and with Donald Trump," Moakler said in a statement after Wednesday's announcement. She didn't say whether she planned to return to the organization.

(Thank you and credits: By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press)

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Carrie Prejean - Caroline Michelle Prejean who was born on May 13, 1987 is an American model and former beauty queen from Vista, California. She held the title of Miss California USA 2009, and placed first runner up in the Miss USA 2009 pageant.From news that was read, she has been fired with the producers of the Miss California USA pageant citing continued breach of contract issues as the reason.

Prejean has appeared as a model for Target, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, and Nordstrom. She has also appeared in Bliss magazine, as a model for E!: Entertainment Television, at the 81st Academy Awards, and in an interactive model search competition for the NBC game show Deal or No Deal.

Carrie Prejean - Caroline Michelle Prejean Profile/Biodata:

Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Age: 22 years old
Birth location: San Diego, California, U.S.
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Eye color: Green
Hair color: Blonde
Title: Miss California USA 2009
Major Competition: Miss USA 2009


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