Former Miss California Carrie Prejean‘s autobiography “Still Standing” is out in bookstores and delivers some explosive accusations about the Miss California pageant and its director Keith Lewis– including the claim that he pressured her into getting a boob job.
“Have you ever thought of getting a boob job,” Lewis asked her days after she won the Miss California pageant. Prejean describes how Lewis ran his hands all over her body, including examining each of her breasts, while she stood in Shanna Moakler’s living room in a bikini in front of a handful of pageant representatives.
While Prejean admitted to having thought about it, she also expressed reservation. Still, Lewis pressed on.
“He told me that he had paid for some of the past Miss Californias to have boob jobs, and that I should seriously consider having the surgery.” she wrote. “He said, ‘I really think you need it’…He told me the pageant would pay for it and made it clear it had to happen soon.”
Prejean then chronicles how Lewis went on the CBS Early Show after her controversial gay marriage comments during the Miss USA pageant to say the Miss California organization did not endorse or suggest breast implants. “We put to her a litany of questions about how she feels about herself, what she feels she needs to work on, what she may need to change, what is good, what is not good,” Lewis has said on the show.
Prejean responded in her book: “Actually, the only thing Keith Lewis put to me were his two big hands and an insistent request, bordering on a demand, that I get breast implants.”