Beleaguered Miss USA 2009 first runner up Miss California Carrie Prejean defended her opinion in the question and answer portion that cost her to lose the crown in the Miss USA 2009 beauty pageant. In in an interview with Billy Bush for "The Billy Bush Show", Carrie said that "My sister is a second lieutenant in the Air Force and she is a gay rights activist… She supports gay people, she supports gay marriage. My beliefs have nothing to do with my sister or my mom, or whatever."
Miss Calfornia Carrie Prejean is now faced with numerous criticisms when she answered "We live in a land you can choose same-sex marriage and opposite marriage. In my country, in my family, I believe a marriage should be between a man and a woman.” This was in reference to her answer in the judge's (celebrity blogger Perez Hilton) question about the legalization of gay marriage in the United States. With all the criticisms and the boos she got during the pageant night, Miss California thought that: "It is a very touchy subject and he (Perez Hilton) 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," Carrie insisted. "But I was raised in a way that you can never compromise your beliefs and your opinions for anything."
In "The Billy Bush Show", Carrie Prejean admitted that her answer eventually cost her to lose the Miss USA 2009 crown - "It did cost me my crown. I wouldn't have had it any other way. I said what I feel... I stated an opinion that was true to myself and that's all I can do." Even her "gay activist" sister was not offended by Carrie's answer, according to her, "My sister is not gay... she said, 'Sis, I'm not offended by anything that you said. We have two different opinions and I love you because of it. I love you because you stood up for what was right, and it's not a matter of being gay or not gay, it's a matter of you competing for Miss USA and getting a question and answering it to the best of your ability." Also Miss California Carrie Prejean did not confirm nor deny that she formerly dated Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps “He is a great man… Wouldn't you like to know, Billy Bush? We can talk about that a different day." All we can say is good luck to you Carrie and enjoy yourself being lambasted in Perez Hilton's blog.