Miss USA Pageant Runner-up Miss California Only Supports "Opposite" Marriage

In further proof that you needn't be a rocket scientist to find yourself at the top of the heap at a beauty pageant, Miss California Carrie Prejean gave gossip blogger Perez
Hilton
 an interesting answer during
the finals of the Miss USA pageant over the
weekend
. When asked by the self-dubbed "Queen of all Media" what her stance was on same sex marriage, she said (and we quote) "We live in a land that you can choose, same sex marriage or opposite marriage." Um, OK, but what the hell is "opposite" marriage? Regardless of whether or not you believe that same-sex marriage should be legalized, or that marriage should remain a contract between only men and women, you've got to admire the idiocy of her answer!

In honor of this inspired moment in beauty pageant history, we decided to compile videos of contestants showing off their education and clear grasp of current events, starting it off with Miss California herself:

 

2007 Miss Teen South Carolina,  Caitlin Upton:

 

 

And here's Hillary Cruz, who beat out Upton for the Miss Teen USA title in 2007 telling us that the H in HIV stands for "Health"

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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