But first, state pageant officials get their digs into Miss USA runner-up Carrie Prejean

By People Staff
Updated May 11, 2009 04:15 PM
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After another round of judging, this time by state pageant officials, a preliminary decision is in: Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has tarnished her tiara.

But the fate of the Miss USA runner-up, 21, whose anti-gay marriage activism, topless photo, and breast enhancements generated controversy, will be decided by the man who owns the Miss USA organization, Donald Trump, who’ll make an announcement Tuesday.

For now, all the Miss California USA organizers can do is complain about the beauty queen they helped create – but whom they have been unable to reach lately because of her army of (non-Miss USA) handlers.

“Carrie has been unavailable to us, to her sponsors and to her responsibilities as Miss California USA because of her commitment to outside organizations,” Miss California USA co-executive director Shanna Moakler said at a news conference in Beverly Hills on Monday.