Donald Trump has fired the embattled Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, for not honoring her agreement she signed with the organization when she first entered the competition.
The pageant’s executive director, Keith Lewis, said in a statement, “This was a decision based solely on contract violations, including Ms. Prejean’s unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization.”
Trump added, “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. Unfortunately it just doesn’t look like it is going to happen.”
Tami Farrell, who was runner-up and has been filling in for Prejean at numerous functions, will now become Miss California USA.
“Carrie is a beautiful young woman and I wish her well as she pursues her other interests,” Trump said.