Miss California will keep title, Trump decides

Miss California Carrie Prejean, whose comments about gay marriage set off a firestorm, will keep her crown, Donald Trump announced today, Los Angeles Times reports.

Carrie Prejean

Trump said Prejean and California pageant officials and Prejean have met in the last few hours and “are getting along very well.”

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For her part, Prejean attacked some of her critics as spreading “hateful” rumors about her and said she was simply standing up for her beliefs.

Miss California Carrie Prejean in the news

Miss Calif. in Breach of Contract

She’s against marriage equality, she’s posed for nude photos, and now, according to officials with the Miss California USA Pageant, Carrie Prejean is in breach of contract and may have to hand over her Miss California crown and Miss USA first runner-up title, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Anti-gay rights model in topless photo scandal

The Miss USA contestant at the centre of a gay marriage controversy could be stripped of her Miss California crown over a topless photo.

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