You may have heard about the ruckus that Miss California, Carrie Prejean, stirred up in the Miss USA pageant this weekend. When asked by Miss USA judge Perez Hilton about her stance on gay marriage, Prejean replied, “In my country, and in my family, I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman.” Perez Hilton’s response? “…she gave the worst answer in pageant history.” Miss California was the first Miss USA contestant to ever be booed during the question-and-answer period.
Though Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton, won Miss USA, first runner up Miss California has gotten far more media coverage because her controversial answer. Even so, Prejean feels like it cost her the crown.
That took guts, Miss California, to stay true to your beliefs and say the unpopular thing in a nationwide competition. I applaud your courage.