Carrie Prejean has earned respect, from a certain segment of the population, for speaking her mind.
As you might expect, she's doing so again in the face of today's unexpected firing as Miss California USA.
When asked by TMZ why she had her title stripped, Prejean played the political card again:
"What's behind this I think is a political debate. They don't agree with the stance that I took [on Prop 8]. Shanna [Moakler] is trying to bash me. They don't like me. From day one they wanted me out and they got what they wanted."
But, if that was actually the case, why wouldn't Prejean have been fired weeks ago? Heck, Moakler doesn't even work for the organization anymore!
Sorry, Tami Farrell, but you'll never make the sort of headlines your Miss California predecessor has become famous for.
Prejean also complains that pageant official Keith Lewis approached her last month about take two gigs: an appearance on I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! and an offer to pose in Playboy for $140,000; Carrie rejected both.
Lewis, meanwhile, says he simply made Prejean aware that the options existed, which she had insisted he do for all incoming offers.
Why did Carrie even make this information public? To make the pageant seem like it trying to exploit her fame? If that was the case, why would they want her out of there, as she claimed above?!?
As for Donald Trump, the man that actually gave Prejean the axe?“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, referring to his much-publicized press conference. "Unfortunately it just doesn’t look like it is going to happen and I offered Keith [Lewis] my full support in making this decision. Carrie is a beautiful young woman and I wish her well as she pursues her other interests.”
Prejean claims she's done all the pageant has asked of her - but TMZ uncovered the following email she wrote on May 29 to Lewis and others:
"You do not cooperate with me, and you pick and chose [sic] the the [sic] things YOU want me to do. That is not happening anymore. Stop speaking for me. I have MY own voice."
This is what Carrie has continually failed to realize: NO, you do not have your own voice as Miss California. You are representing an organization, one whose contract, which outlined this fact, you signed. What is so difficult to grasp about that?!?
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