Donald Trump has fired her for not fulfilling her duties. How tough is a beauty queen’s job?
“This was a decision based solely on contract violations,” Keith Lewis, the executive director of Miss California USA said in a statement, citing Ms. Prejean’s truancy at required public appearances. “It has become abundantly clear that Carrie is unwilling to fulfill her obligations.”
The move to remove came a month after Mr. Trump, the co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, which produces the Miss USA pageant, had stood alongside a teary Ms. Prejean and said she would keep her tiara…Though she lost the big prize to Kristen Dalton of North Carolina, Ms. Prejean soon became a media lightning rod, with her comments being denounced by some and celebrated by groups that oppose same-sex marriage. The frenzy only intensified when photos of a barely clad — and more brunette than blond — Ms. Prejean surfaced, something she attributed to disreputable photographers…
…Charles S. LiMandri, Ms. Prejean’s lawyer, told CNN that news of the firing was “a big shock,” and denied that she had not been cooperating with pageant requirements.
And how does this fit into her Queen Esther, biblical heroine role?