Speaking of pageants, we had to include former Miss California Carrie Prejean on our list. The outspoken beauty queen may not be the sharpest tool in the shed (or the sack), but she makes up for it by looking gorgeous in sparkly dresses and jewelry (although the fake diamond-studded hoop earrings are just plain awful).
She’s young, charismatic, and a little bit naughty. (In 2009, topless pictures of her surfaced on the internet.) We could totally see her throwing back a Cosmo or two then dancing to the latest Britney song on the table at a gay bar. Hell, we might even make out with her if the mood stuck us (in other words, if we were very drunk).
Prejean made headlines during the 2009 Miss USA competition when she was asked if she believed same-sex marriage should be legal:
Well, I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And, you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that, I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman.
Immediately following the pageant, Prejean made the media rounds, appearing on a number of television and radio shows where she defended her position. She also participated in a commercial for the National Organization for Marriage’s campaign against same-sex marriage before being dropped when the scandalous pictures became public, which is a kind of justice if not divine.
Later that year, she released her memoir, written by a ghostwriter, that further defended her beliefs, before falling into obscurity, where she remains to this day.
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