Tami Farrell, the woman replacing Carrie Prejean as Miss California 2009, is no stranger to beauty pageants. Originally from Oregon, she was crowned Miss Teen USA in 2003. In the years since, she’s worked as a singer and a pageant judge. She became Miss Malibu last year and was appointed the “Beauty Ambassador Of California” after coming in second to Prejean.
Unlike outspoken anti-gay-rights activist Prejean, Farrell is staying mum on hot topics. “It’s something each state should decide—It’s silly…that the world is looking to beauty queens for the answer…there’s so many other amazing organizing and great things we can champion here.”
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