Former Miss California to Release Tell-All Book

Former Miss California Carrie Prejean plans to come out with a tell-all book this fall after signing a deal with conservative publisher Regnery Publishing.

The book, tentatively titled "Still Standing," is expected to hit bookshelves this November and will reveal "her side of the story," which attracted national attention earlier this year.

Prejean had made headlines since the Miss USA pageant in April, when she famously said she believed marriage should be between a man and a woman in response to a question asked by celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton.

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While many conservatives praised the then-21-year-old for responding honestly and boldly, many others demonized her, calling her anti-gay, a gay hater, or - as Hilton said - "a dumb b****.

"The unprecedented personal attacks that ensued eventually culminated in Prejean being stripped of her Miss California crown," Regnery recalled in announcing plans for Prejean's book.

"But the 22-year-old won the respect of millions for modeling something other than evening gowns and swimsuits – the courage of standing up for her convictions," the publishing company added.

"Now she will tell her side of the story, answering such questions as what happened behind the scenes at the pageant, why she answered the Perez Hilton question as she did, what really led to her losing the Miss California crown, and how she has been forced to battle the left's double-standard on free speech and the bias against conservatives – particularly conservative women – who stand up for their beliefs."

After Prejean was stripped of her crown last month, the Miss California organization crowned the pageant's first runner-up, Tami Farrell, who also said she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.

The next Miss California will be determined on Nov. 22 at a competition held in Palm Springs.

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