Carrie Prejean -- Special Olympics Too Awkward

6/12/2009 8:45 PM PDT
Former Miss Cali USA Carrie Prejean is steering clear of the Special Olympics tomorrow -- and it's all because her replacement is gonna be there and Carrie doesn't want to make things awkward.

We just spoke to Carrie's attorney, who said Miss Cali USA's executive director, Keith Lewis, couldn't wait to give the new crown-wearer Carrie's spot at the event.

Despite getting the boot, Carrie had expressed interest in volunteering at the event anyway -- something she's done in the past -- but decided against it because she didn't want the bad blood between her and the Miss Cali people to make the event "uncomfortable."