Before you shout for joy or howl with rage, check the details. It's not for the reasons you think it is :sosp:
Essentially, when you don't show up for work, you get fired.
The group kicked the controversial beauty queen from her post due to "contract violations including Ms. Prejean's unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization," the pageant's Executive Director, Keith Lewis, said in a statement.
Last month, Trump decided that Prejean would be allowed to keep her crown despite racy photos of the 22-year-old surfacing on the Internet. But Lewis claims that in the weeks that followed, the beauty queen did not step up to the plate.
"Since that time it has become abundantly clear that Carrie is unwilling to fulfill her obligations under our contract and work together," Lewis' statement continued.
Don't be too surprised if the controversy/dethroning winds up leading to a bigger spotlight than she might otherwise have received. There's arguably no better known "Miss America" than Vanessa Williams, and she too was stripped of her title amidst controversy.
Such circumstances often make beauty queens more memorable than if they just led uneventful year long reigns.
(and yes, I realize some of the male members here won't get past reading "Miss California Stripped...")
Edited by Mr Scot, 11 June 2009 - 12:55 AM.