Carrie Prejean: 'Gay comment cost me my crown'
Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean said that she lost her crown because of a comment that she made about gay marriage and not because she had been skipping appearances.
During an interview on a famous news channel on Friday Prejean said that she "absolutely" had been dethroned because of the comment, when she said marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Prejean lost her title on Wednesday after California pageant executive director Keith Lewis said that Prejean was skipping Miss California USA events while speaking out against gay marriage at unofficial appearances.
On Friday Lewis said that the pageant would never try to silence its contestants. According to him they should be able to voice their opinions as long as they did not violate their contracts.
Prejean was replaced by the Miss California pageant's first runner-up, Miss Malibu Tami Farrell. Farrell also said she believed that marriage should be between a man and a woman.