carrie prejean topless

A former sponsor of Miss California Carrie Prejean refutes reports that those leaked modeling shots were taken when she was only 17. This is significant because this was the only way to stop most of the websites out there from posting the photo. TMZ reports:

We obtained an email sent by the sponsor (we were asked not to use his name) and he says Carrie sent him one of the topless photos after January 6, 2009, asking “if she was in good enough shape for the Miss USA Pageant.” The date is significant, because that’s the day Carrie got a boob job. The former sponsor says the pic was post boob job and she was well over 18.

In other news, Carrie won’t be stripped of her crown today, but is scheduled to hold a news conference at 2 PM ET. Because she’s a big important star, you see.