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Miss California Pageant Replaces Carrie Prejean

Timothy Kincaid

May 11th, 2009

The Miss California Pageant can’t fire Carrie Prejean; that privelege lies only with the owner, Donald Trump, and he won’t announce his decision before tomorrow. But they’ve pretty much given up on her ever fulfilling her duties. (LA Times)

Carrie Prejean, the controversial Miss California, was neither fired nor embraced today by local pageant officials. Instead, frustrated officials said at a news conference in Beverly Hills that they would simply circumvent her and appoint first runner-up Tami Farrell as “our official Beauty of California ambassador.”

In effect, they created a shadow Miss California to fulfill the appearances they claim Prejean has been unavailable to do. The co-executive director of the pageant, Keith Lewis, described the local pageant as little more than helpless passengers “on this runaway train.”

With Carrie dedicating all her time to anti-gay evangelism, they have been unable to reach Prejean and she has proven unwilling to participate. She thinks she’s found a better gig.



May 11th, 2009 | LINK

It’s becoming more and more obvious how Ms. Prejean’s focus has taken her so far into herself, that she doesn’t even have the decency to resign and let the pageant go on with whatever it is it needs to do. Perhaps she felt uncomfortable working on with the pageant folks, but if that’s the case, shouldn’t she have resigned? And if not, maybe, getting fired is exactly what she’s wanted since that night.

David C.
May 11th, 2009 | LINK

And if not, maybe, getting fired is exactly what she’s wanted since that night.

I doubt that she has the savvy to conspire thus. This is probably the work of her new “handlers”: force the pageant to fire (martyr) her and make her a bigger “hero” for the wingnuts. This is a classic propaganda move. Trump should shut this down right now and do so very publicly.

May 11th, 2009 | LINK

Trump is all about publicity- in his eyes, bad publicity like this probably means higher viewership for the 2010 pageant.

May 11th, 2009 | LINK

You know? if I was Trump I would not fire her. I would call her back and force her to finish her contract and actually make her do a couple of things that make her uncomfortable but i would not fire her.

There are a host of things that a corporation can do to push someone out without making a martyr of her and I think this is exactly what Trump would do.

I would just fill her calendar with Miss CA stuff that conflicts with her extra curricular activities and then put her in a position where she has to decide whether she wants to become the 2nd in line to Miss USA or she wants to become Miss Opposite Marriage.

Sherri Mann
May 12th, 2009 | LINK

I am surprised with the actions of Trump for not replacing her with the 1st runner-up to the Miss California position. It’s one thing that she had the pictures taken, and spoke her mind as a contestant at the pageant where she became the 1st runner-up.

It is quite another thing that the rules were bent when she signed on with NoM, and became their spokeswoman, when she should have been paying more attention to her duties as Miss California. She abandoned her duties, which should have come first and foremost.

For this reason I am most disappointed in Trump as a businessman, since he should understand the meaning of upholding what ties you to a contract.

January 30th, 2010 | LINK

Indeed! I most certainly do deserve the help of a Pageant professional, and at $400 for a crashing one month course… who could resist?

Where do I sign up? Bollywood here I come.

Jim/Tim you must love these posts. If only because they give you some out-of-the-box(c) ideas about what to do on your next vacation.

(Yes, I’m thinking of BOTH of you in gold lame practising your ‘Ramp Walk’. And stuff.)

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