Carrie Prejean Blames Firing on Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Answer

Celebrity News Jun. 11, 2009 AT 9:05AM
Carrie Prejean Miss California Carrie Prejean competes during the 2009 Miss USA Pageant Sunday April 19, 2009 in Las Vegas. Credit: AP Photo/Eric Jamison

Carrie Prejean says she was fired as Miss California because she denounced gay marriage during the April 19 pageant.

"It's just because of my answer, I think," Prejean told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush Wednesday night. After gossip blogger Perez Hilton asked her about same-sex nuptials, Prejean said she felt marriage was "between a man and a woman."

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Prejean, 22, continues: "None of this would be happening right now if I just said, Yeah, gays should get married. You're right, Perez Hilton." (She also blamed her answer for losing the Miss USA competition.)

Pageant director Keith Lewis announced that Prejean lost her crown Wednesday because she failed to honor her commitments (she apparently skipped multiple pageant appearances). She was replaced by runner-up Miss Malibu Tami Farrell.

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Shanna Moakler -- who resigned her position as California pageant director last month -- told Usmagazine.com Wednesday that her "faith has been restored in the Miss Universe Organization and with [pageant owner] Donald Trump."

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Trump -- who originally allowed Prejean to keep her crown despite revelations that she had posed in her underwear as a teen -- said he was standing by Lewis' decision to fire Prejean.

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