May 5th, 2009
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Carrie Prejean, Miss California, has issued a statement seeking to deflect criticism about presenting herself as a model of Christian virtue in the light of top-less pictures that have begun to hit the internet.
I am a Christian, and I am a model. Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos. Recently, photos taken of me as a teenager have been released surreptitiously to a tabloid Web site that openly mocks me for my Christian faith. I am not perfect, and I will never claim to be. But these attacks on me and others who speak in defense of traditional marriage are intolerant and offensive. While we may not agree on every issue, we should show respect for others’ opinions and not try to silence them through vicious and mean-spirited attacks.
I wondered at this particular explanation. Whoever wrote this for Carrie (clearly not Carrie herself) made a point of saying the nudie pics were taken when she was a teenager. But Prejean is only 21. So the pics are, asuming they aren’t kiddie porn, two to three years old.
But those who have seen the unrevealed pictures say they appear to be after her quite recent breast enhancement. If it turns out that these are more recent pictures, then what remaining shreds of dignity that Prejean has managed to hold onto will dissipate entirely.
The PR firms statement that Carrie’s pictures were “as a teenager” may possibly have something to do with the contract she entered into with the Miss California USA Pageant. A/P reports:
Pageant spokesman Roger Neal said Tuesday it appears the 21-year-old Prejean has run afoul of several sections of the 12-page contract prospective contestants were required to sign before competing in the state contest.
The contract contains a clause asking participants whether they have conducted themselves “in accordance with the highest ethical and moral standards” and if they’ve ever been photographed nude or partially nude.
Access Holywood has more:
On Monday, photos surfaced on TheDirty.com showing a topless Carrie Prejean posing provocatively. However, Carrie quickly responded to the photos, claiming she was only 17 years old when the pictures were taken.
But was Carrie\’s claim a strategic move since many media outlets would not likely air underage nudity?
Today, Access Hollywood uncovered evidence, which may put her age at over 18 when the photos were taken.
The Miss California USA organization told Access they were “shocked” by the photo and said they believe the images were shot between the time of now-21-year-old Carrie\’s breast augmentation and the Miss USA Pageant, which would be roughly 10 weeks ago.
For “a Christian”, Prejean seems to have a shocking disregard for honesty and for someone so very concerned about marriage, she seems to have a rather cavalier attitude about contracts.
TMZ has a handwritten note from Carrie claiming that they were taken before she turned 18. They don’t think that she appears in these images to be the same age as she does in pictures taken when she was Miss Teen California prior to her 18th birthday.
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Prologue: Why I Went To “Love Won Out”
Part 1: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Part 2: Parents Struggle With “No Exceptions”
Part 3: A Whole New Dialect
Part 4: It Depends On How The Meaning of the Word "Change" Changes
Part 5: A Candid Explanation For "Change"
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