In her new book, "Still Standing," former Miss California Carrie Prejean claims that she was forced to get breast implants after being felt up by a pageant director, reveals Donald Trump's crude method of selecting the top Miss USA contestants and says she's become phone pals with both Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol.
Notably missing from the book: any mention of her sex tape.
Prejean, who was fired by the pageant in the wake of a controversy over her gay marriage remarks, recalls how Miss California pageant director Keith Lewis ran his hands all over her body shortly after she won:
He stopped and stared at my butt. For a long time. He touched me on the butt, then ran his hands around my hips, looked at my butt again, touched it again, ran his hands around my hips again, and examined each of my breasts...
And then he said, "Have you ever thought of getting a boob job?"
When Prejean expressed her reservations, she claims that Lewis pressured her by saying that he had paid for boob jobs for past Miss Californias.
"'I really think you need it'... He told me the pageant would pay for it and made it clear it had to happen soon," writes Prejean.
Prejean also reveals that Trump personally inspected each of the contestants, lining them up on stage and asking them which other contestants were "hot." After he made his way through all the girls, he motioned the ones he liked to one side, leaving the "discards" on the other side: "It became clear that the point of the whole exercise was for him to divide the room between girls he personally found attractive and those he did not."
Many of the girls found this exercise humiliating. Some of the girls were sobbing backstage after he left, devastated to have failed even before the competition really began to impress "The Donald"... even those of us who were among the chosen couldn't feel very good about it -- it was as though we had been stripped bare.
Prejean also describes how the criticism she received for her comments on gay marriage led her to become allied with political conservatives like Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter.
Expressing praise for Palin, Michele Bachmann and other conservative women in the political sphere, Prejean says that they are bound to be 'Palinized' -- treated to liberal scorn.
On one particularly bad day, I got a surprising phone call that cheered me up to no end: it was from Sarah Palin.
We talked for a good fifteen minutes. She told me that she was extremely proud of me and told me to stay strong.
"You tell it like you see it, Carrie. People are sick of politically correct answers. You're doing awesome."...
She told me her daughter Bristol was a big fan of mine, and would love for me to call her. We have been keeping in touch ever since."
And Prejean reveals that the experience has only seemed to harden her beliefs. She expresses her opposition to a California law that prohibits anti-gay bias in public schools: "There is only one word for this: insanity.... These liberals for some reason see it as their mission to completely undo traditional morality in California through political action and legal coercion."
And she even dismisses charges of homophobia by challenging the definition of that word, claiming that it really means to be fearful of men:
"Homophobic" is merely a made-up word to try to force everyone to be politically correct on gay marriage or risk being accused of being hateful.
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