Miss California says she has no regrets about her statement against gay marriage when Miss USA judge and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton asked her about the hot topic. But she does admit it hurt her chances for the crown.
Carrie Prejean, who was runner-up to winner Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton, in Sunday's pageant, told Fox News her stomach sank when she first heard she had picked Hilton's question. "I had a gut feeling. I knew he was controversial, and so was the question. Out of all the topics I studied up on, I dreaded that one, I prayed I would not be asked about gay marriage. If I had any other question, I know I would have won."
The beauty queen insisted she wasn't going to give a politically correct answer just because she was on national television (click here to watch). As for sticking to her beliefs, Prejean told Billy Bush, "I feel like I won," she said. "I feel like I'm the winner. I really do."
Hilton, who has been outspoken about Prejean's remarks, told Larry King it was a "bad answer" because "I do expect Miss USA to be politically correct. Do we want a Miss USA that's politically insensitive, that's politically offensive? No."
Prejean told MSNBC she was hurt by some of the celebrity blogger's comments, but she's praying for him:
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