Miss California Carrie Prejean stands to lose her title by working for a group that opposes gay marriage and posing semi-nude for pictures when she was a teenager. The directors of the Miss California USA pageant are currently looking into whether Prejean violated the page contract all contestants are required to sign before the November state contest. The document prohibits whoever holds the title of Miss California from making personal appearances, granting interviews or making commercials without permission from pageant officials and gives the pageant's directors the right to revoke her crown for breaching any of the document's provisions. Since being chosen runner-up at the Miss USA pageant, Prejean has made televised appearances at her San Diego church and on behalf of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that is opposed to same-sex marriage.
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Following his announcement, the controversial Miss USA runner-up thanked him as well as her supporters and, in an impassioned and sometimes tearful speech, blamed opponents of her social stands for circulating the photos and attacking her. I answered my question honestly from my heart. He noted that President Barack Obama has also said that he believes in the traditional definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. Prejean characterized the first set of photos of her posing topless in pink panties as shots taken by a girlfriend for her modeling portfolio that were never meant to be made public. A second set of photos posted by the gossip site TMZ.
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Despite racy photos of the beauty queen that surfaced on TheDirty. It's the same answer that the President of the United States gave. It's the same answer that many people gave, and at the same time it was a controversial question," Trump said.
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 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. Her fate was being discussed in "closed-door meetings" Tuesday among California pageant officials, lawyers and representatives of Donald Trump, who owns the international competition, said Miss California USA spokesman Roger Neal. The spokesman for Miss California USA provided CNN with a copy of the pageant contract Prejean signed last year agreeing that the discovery of semi-nude photos could mean disqualification. One photo published Monday on a Web site -- The Dirty -- showed barely more skin than the bikini Prejean wore in the pageant's swimsuit competition.