The Miss USA pageant was on last night. I attempted to watch it but when the girls came out “dancing” to “That’s Not My Name” and I saw how horribly awkward and uncomfortably stiff so many of them looked I couldn’t stand it and had to move on.
Apparently I didn’t really miss anything until the end when Judge Perez Hilton asked Miss California Carrie Prejean how she felt about Vermont becoming the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage; a fair enough question in today’s world, but perhaps a bit of a touchy subject.
Now, seeing how the Miss USA pageant is a beauty pageant, you would think Carrie Prejean would give a typical beauty pageant answer – diplomatic and vague.
But you would be wrong.
If you’re like me and have wondered what sort of California resident voted yes on Prop 8 last November, Carrie Prejean is it.
“We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.” [Source]
Miss California did not win the crown and title of Miss USA; that went to Miss North Carolina.
After the show, Perez Hilton made a video blog of his reaction to Miss California’s answer and what he thinks is the real reason she didn’t win. His opinion may surprise you.