Adult entertainment company renews film offer to Prejean
Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean is being offered $1 million to star in a porno movie, a Los Angeles-based adult film studio announced Wednesday.
Vivid Entertainment Group, which describes itself as “the world’s leading adult film studio,” recently renewed the offer.
“We originally made the offer in May when Carrie was making headlines during the controversy over her statements during the Miss USA Pageant. She didn’t get back to us at the time,” said Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of Vivid.
“Now that it’s been revealed that she has actually made her own sex tape, we know her reluctance certainly wasn’t based on any fear of performing sexually for the camera,” he said. “She’s a beautiful woman with plenty of talent, and we still believe that a video featuring her would be a best seller.”
Hirsch said he had no opinion on her religious or personal beliefs.
“We’re doing this simply because she’s hot and has a certain star quality,” he said.
Although it is unlikely the self-proclaimed Christian would participate in such a project, adult filmmakers often make similar offers to celebrities for the publicity.
Prejean, 22, formerly of San Diego, found herself in the spotlight not by winning, but losing, the Miss USA Pageant, when she responded to an interview question by saying she was against gay marriage.
She became a conservative spokeswoman for family values, even as revealing photos of her surfaced, and she was eventually stripped of her Miss California USA title for not showing up at pageant events.
She sued the pageant and its officials, claiming her crown was taken away because of her religious beliefs.
The pageant countersued Prejean in October, asking to be reimbursed for her breast implants.
The two sides quickly settled after pageant officials showed Prejean and her mother they had a racy video of the beauty contestant, TMZ.com reported.
In interviews publicizing her new book, “Still Standing,” Prejean said she made the video herself for a boyfriend when she was 17, trusting that he would not allow it to become public, and that it was “the biggest mistake” of her life.