Miss California Carrie Prejean has been fired, pageant officals said today:
Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump was involved in the decision to fire Prejean, [spokesman Roger] Neal said. Runner-up Tami Farrell, who was Miss Malibu, will immediately assume the Miss California USA title, he said.
Said pageant Executive Director Keith Lewis: "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. After our press conference in New York, we had hoped we would be able
to forge a better working relationship. However, since that time, it has become abundantly clear that Carrie
is unwilling to fulfill her obligations under our contract and work