LOS ANGELES, California -- Miss California USA Carrie Prejean "breached her contract" by keeping semi-nude photos a secret and could be stripped of her beauty queen title, according to a state pageant spokesman.
One photo published Monday on a Web site -- The Dirty -- showed barely more skin than the bikini Prejean wore in the pageant's swimsuit competition. While she appears topless, she was turned away from the camera with her arm covering most of her breast.
The Web site said it had "exclusive images," suggesting there were more to be published.
"The reports say that there are more photos to come," Neal said. "We'll see what happens with those and we want to know who's releasing them."
Shanna Moakler, the co-executive director of the Miss California USA organization, will meet with Tami Farrel, the runner-up for the title, "to discuss the possible next steps."
In the news release Prejean -- who finished as runner-up in the Miss USA pageant -- defended the photos, which she said were taken when she was a teenager.
"I am a Christian, and I am a model," she said.
"Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos."
She said the photos "have been released surreptitiously to a tabloid Web site that openly mocks me for my Christian faith."
"I am not perfect, and I will never claim to be," she said. "But these attacks on me and others who speak in defense of traditional marriage are intolerant and offensive. 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."
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