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Controversial Miss California Carrie Prejean loses crown

Miss California Carrie Prejean has been stripped of her crown for "contract violations," including missing official pageant events, state pageant spokesman Roger Neal told news outlets Wednesday.

Runner-up Tami Farrell, who was Miss Malibu, will immediately assume the Miss California USA title, Neal told CNN.

Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump was involved in the decision to fire Prejean, Neal said.

What a difference a few weeks has made. Just last month Trump decided to let Prejean, 22, keep her title despite a controversy over topless photos of her that surfaced online and her statements opposing same-sex marriage during and after the Miss USA pageant, where she finished as runner-up.

"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," state pageant Executive Director Keith Lewis said.

Runner-up Tami Farrell, who was Miss Malibu, will immediately assume the Miss California USA title, Neal told CNN.

Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump was involved in the decision to fire Prejean, Neal said.

What a difference a few weeks has made. Just last month Trump decided to let Prejean, 22, keep her title despite a controversy over topless photos of her that surfaced online and her statements opposing same-sex marriage during and after the Miss USA pageant, where she finished as runner-up.

"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," state pageant Executive Director Keith Lewis said.

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