The Miss USA runner-up has officially been fired, this time with the blessing of pageant owner Donald Trump.
"I told Carrie she needed to get back to work and honor her contract with the Miss California USA Organization and I gave her the opportunity to do so," Trump said in the statement. "Unfortunately it just doesn't look like it is going to happen and I offered Keith my full support in making this decision. Carrie is a beautiful young woman and I wish her well as she pursues her other interests." Prejean's representative did not respond immediately to requests for comment from ABCNews.com. It is expected that the 2nd runner-up at Miss USA 2009, Alicia Monique Blanco of Arizona, steps up to 1st runner up status, giving her a chance to become Miss USA if Kristen Dalton wins the Miss Universe pageant next August.