We Paid for Implants: Pageant Boss

We wanted to boost her confidence, says co-director
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 1, 2009 10:29 AM CDT
Keith Lewis, co-director of the Miss California pageant, at right.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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(Newser) – Another Miss California pageant organizer has confirmed that the pageant paid for winner Carrie Prejean’s breast implants, the Huffington Post reports. “We assisted when Carrie came to us and voiced the interest in having the procedure done,” said co-director Keith Lewis on CBS' Early Show, though “it's not something that we endorse, nor is it something that we suggest.”

When pageant organizers meet with the winner, “we put to her a litany of questions about how she feels about herself, what she feels she needs to work on,” Lewis said. “We want to put her in the best possible confidence in order to present herself in the best possible light on a national stage.”