With a hectic schedule of appearances on the right-wing Christian circuit and a memoir in the works, the metamorphosis from beauty queen to social conservative celebrity is complete for Carrie Prejean.

Prejean became an overnight Christian celebrity after she denounced gay marriage because of her religious upbringing during the Miss USA contest in April and aligned herself with Maggie Gallagher's anti-gay marriage group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

The controversy spun out of control when openly gay blogger Perez Hilton, the judge who asked Prejean her thoughts on gay marriage, posted a nasty video on his website PerezHilton.com where he says, “She gave the worst answer in pageant history. She lost because she's a dumb bitch, OK?”

Social conservatives cheered when Prejean argued that she was denied the crown because she refused to back down from her religious beliefs.

“[I lost] because I had spoken from my heart, for my beliefs and for my God,” Prejean said on NBC's Today Show. “It's not about being politically correct, for me, it's about being biblically correct.”

Prejean and her supporters drove that point home in an anti-gay marriage ad that accused gay rights activists of attacking Prejean on her opposition to gay marriage. The ad claimed gay activists attack people who disagree with them because they don't want to debate the dire consequences of gay marriage.

And the decision to fire Prejean as Miss California over contract violations was also a result of her anti-gay posture, Prejean says.

Prejean's invitation to appear at the Values Voter Summit in the nation's Capitol in September to speak next to social conservative icons like Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Phyllis Schlafly secures her position as a rising social conservative celebrity.

And her memoir, Still Standing, will be published by the conservative book house Regnery Publishing.