Tami Farrell
Miss Teen USA 2003, succeededCarrie PrejeanasMiss California USA2009
Tami Farrell
Tami Nichole Farrell is a former Miss Teen USA from Phoenix, Oregon who placed first runner-up in Miss California USA and was crowned Miss California USA after Carrie Prejean was dethroned by pageant officials in 2009.
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    TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 24
    Prejean had created controversy by saying marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman during the interview portion of the Miss USA 2009 pageant.
    More Details Hide Details Pageant Executive Director Keith Lewis claimed that Prejean was fired due to her lack of work ethic and not because of the controversy, a claim Prejean denied. Farrell, who is a Christian, believes that marriage is between a man and a woman but has said "I don't think that I have the right or anybody has a right to tell somebody who they can or can't love. And I think that this is a civil rights issue. And I think that the right thing to do is let the voters decide."
    On June 10, 2009, she became Miss California USA 2009 after Prejean was sacked by Donald Trump.
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  • 2008
    Age 23
    In the summer of 2008, she won the title of Miss Malibu USA 2009 and competed at the 2009 Miss California USA Pageant where she finished as first runner up to the winner Carrie Prejean.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2004
    Age 19
    She gave up her title to Shelley Hennig of Louisiana in Palm Springs on August 6, 2004.
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  • 2003
    Age 18
    As Miss Teen USA, Farrell represented the Miss Universe Organization. Her "sister" 2003 titleholders were Amelia Vega (Miss Universe, of the Dominican Republic) and Susie Castillo (Miss USA, of Massachusetts).
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  • 2002
    Age 17
    Tami Farrell won her first title, Miss Oregon Teen USA in 2002 and went on to win the Miss Teen USA 2003 pageant in Palm Springs, California on August 12, 2003.
    More Details Hide Details She also won the Miss Congeniality award at the same pageant. Farrell was the third representative of Oregon to win the pageant.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on October 5, 1984.
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