“Many of the girls found this exercise humiliating,” Prejean wrote.
“Some of the girls were sobbing backstage after [Trump] left, devastated to have failed even before the competition really began Strong stuff, made even more provocative considering it comes from a woman who made her career participating in events known for their focus on aesthetic appeal.
We may not like anything Carrie Prejean does, says or stands for.
The similarity of the statements made by Miss California and Obama was raised during a May 12 news conference in which pageant owner Donald Trump announced that Prejean could retain her crown as Miss California USA even though she failed to reveal she had posed in her underwear as a teenager.The Donald also came to Prejean's defense about her gay marriage comments.Here's the part of Prejean's answer that matters: "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." Controversy followed.“Some of the girls were sobbing backstage after [Trump] left, devastated to have failed even before the competition really began . He disparaged actress Angelina Jolie for having too many sexual partners. if [she] weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” Accusations of sexism had followed Trump long before he came back into the spotlight for the 2012 election.
Perhaps creepiest of all, Trump even once said of his daughter Ivanka Trump, “She does have a very nice figure . As Erin O'Brien wrote in a 2005 article on "The Apprentice," saying that "Donald Trump might be sexist is like saying the sky might be blue." But now that Trump is positioning himself as a political figure, his sexist comments are not merely distasteful, but deeply troubling, according to Holmes, as evidenced by his recent declaration of himself as an enemy of abortion rights. Perhaps this legacy of unapologetically gleeful misogyny — not his reputedly shady business practices or his absurd questions about President Obama’s birthplace — will end up being Trump’s electoral Achilles’ heel.
"It's the same answer that the president of the United States gave," Trump said. She gave an answer from her heart." Said Prejean: "I was given a question asking for my opinion and I stated my honest belief. Trump said, the president of the United States, the secretary of state and many Americans agree with me in this belief." Let's roll the tape on Prejean's statement during the Miss USA competition on April 19, 2009.
One of the celebrity judges, Perez Hilton, asked whether other states should follow Vermont's lead in legalizing same-sex marriage.
She went on to come in second to Miss North Carolina. I stated an opinion that was true to myself and that’s all I can do.” “It is a very touchy subject and he is a homosexual and I see where he was coming from and I see the audience would’ve wanted me to be more politically correct,” she added. I really do, Billy,” noting that on Monday, she had 1,000 messages on Facebook and 2,000 friend requests.
“It did cost me my crown,” Carrie told Billy, who co-hosted the ceremony, on Monday. “But I was raised in a way that you can never compromise your beliefs and your opinions for anything.” But her sister has different beliefs. “She’s a 22-year-old woman who’s in the Air Force who’s extremely educated. That’s what’s so great about being an American – we’re able to have our own opinions.” And Carrie said she’s had plenty of support for her performance since the pageant. As for Carrie’s own love life, she wants to keep it private.
It marked an ignominious end for the blonde beauty queen, who triggered a national debate earlier this year when she voiced her opposition to same-sex marriage when answering a question posed by judge at the Miss USA pageant.