Carrie Prejean, the 21-year-old Miss California has found herself in the midst of yet another scandal ; this time, involving soft-core photos of her posing topless and showing off her pink panty-clad derriere.
“I am a Christian, and I am a model,” Prejean said in a statement to the Today Show on Tuesday. “I am not perfect, and I will never claim to be … models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos. Recently, photos taken of me as a teenager have been released surreptitiously to a tabloid Web site that openly mocks me for my Christian faith.”
Prejean quickly shifted the subject back to her undying cause celebre: gay marriage.
“These attacks on me and others who speak in defense of traditional marriage are intolerant and offensive,” she said. “While we may not agree on every issue, we should show respect for others’ opinions and not try to silence them through vicious and mean-spirited attacks.”
There are reportedly six images of the blonde beauty in different states of undress reportedly being shopped around to various media outlets, according to a local NBC television station in Las Vegas. One image has already hit the web, having been posted on several Web sites.
As these new photos surface, Prejean is still dealing with fallout from her anti-gay marriage stance she made during the Miss USA pageant on April 19th in Vegas.
In the resulting furor, Prejean said she has found herself as the defender of the institution of -what she called — traditional marriage. She has also accepted a position as the spokeswoman for the National Organization of Marriage and has spoken out about the destructive influence of gay marriages to Church congregations.
And don’t forget those pictures of her partying with Michael Phelps. FIRST PHOTO: Michael Phelps & Miss California- No Gay Marriage here!
(Photo: AP Images)