After weeks of battling the critics of her opposition to gay marriage, and the surfacing of controversial pix or her in lingerie, Miss California Carrie Prejean may lose her title today.
Miss California USA co-directors Shanna Moakler and Keith Lewis are to hold a news conference today, presumably to discuss the scandal surrounding Carrie's semi-nude pix and her decision to become a spokesperson for the National Organization for Marriage, a group that opposes gay marriage.
Prejean has made televised appearances at her church in San Diego on behalf of NOM -- a move that may have violated her contract with the Miss Universe Organization. Lewis expressed concern to AP about Carrie's actions in April, saying, "There is a contract that all participants sign that is very involved and very intricate and limits a lot of their activites."
The contestants are also forbidden to pose for scantily-clad pictures, as outlined in their contract. This issue arose when pix of Carrie in nothing but pink underwear were leaked to the Internet. Prejean defended the racy photos, saying, "I am a Christian, and I am a model. Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos."