Miss Nevada vs. Miss California: To the ThunderDome! (Bring pudding.)

The Superficial / May 13, 2009

Former Miss Nevada Katie Rees is effin’ pissed that Carrie Prejean was allowed to keep her crown as Miss California even after it was revealed she lied to pageant organizers about posing topless. Katie was in a similar situation in 2006, but Donald Trump wasn’t so benevolent and stripped her of the Miss Nevada title. Now she’s calling the current situation with Prejean a “huge double standard.” E! News reports:

Rees said today that she and Prejean both signed contracts swearing that there were no nude or semi-nude photographs of them in existence.
And they both broke the contract, Rees added, but she is the only one who had to pay so harshly for her mistake. She asked for a chance to reclaim her title, but was denied.
“I don’t know why I am the only one who was punished for their behavior,” she said. “I was only 19 when those photos were taken of me, and it was me in my personal life, far before I was crowned Miss Nevada. Carrie actually posed for these professional semi-nude photos.
“I think that’s worse.”

Dear Katie,

Hopefully, I can provide a satisfactory answer to your dilemma. You see, Carrie Prejean attached herself to a controversial topic making it virtually impossible to strip her of her crown without turning her into a martyr for religious nutjobs everywhere. Clearly, this is something you forgot to do, so I’ve gotta ask, was this your first pageant or something? I mean, Jesus, lady.

Best Wishes,

The Superficial Writer

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