Miss California Loses Crown, Gets Book Deal
Fmr. Miss California Carrie Prejean (Getty Images)
Prejean, 22, has signed an agreement with conservative book house "Regnery Publishing" to publish a memoir called "Still Standing." The book will be released in November, 2009.
Prejean, who was stripped of her title last month, believes her crown was taken away because she said she opposed gay marriage. California pageant executive director Keith Lewis has said that Prejean was not fulfilling her obligations as Miss California USA and she attended unsanctioned events speaking out against gay marriage.
Prejean will tell her side of the story in the book, answering questions about what happened behind the scenes at the pageant and why she answered the question posed to her by Perez Hilton the way she did.
Prejean was replaced by the Miss California pageant's first runner-up, Tami Farrell. Farrell has also said she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.