Trump Fires Miss California
Prejean not interested in abiding by contract: Trump
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2009 2:28 PM CDT
Donald Trump place a sash on Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean following a news conference in New York last month. Now that sash is coming off.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Carrie Prejean has lost her Miss California crown for repeatedly breaching her pageant contract, Fox News reports. “This was a business decision,” says a pageant producer. Pageant head Donald Trump stood by the call: “I told Carrie she needed to get back to work and honor her contract with the Miss California Organization and I gave her the opportunity to do so. Unfortunately it just doesn’t look like it is going to happen.”

“We had hoped we would be able to forge a better working relationship," the producer adds. "However, it has become abundantly clear that Carrie has no desire to fulfill her obligations under our contract and work together.” Runner-up Tami Farrell will assume Miss California duties, while the reigning Miss USA and Miss Universe will help fulfill scheduled appearances.