The Beastliest Blunders in the World of Beauty Pageants

It’s tough being under the microscope with the world watching, so when anything affiliated with a beauty pageant doesn’t go according to plan it’s hard to miss.

Miss California Invents Opposite Marriage

Carrie Prejean latched onto the ‘opposites attract’ theory and took it to the extreme.

Carrie Prejean was the California representative in Miss America 2009 who made one of the best-remembered blunders in pageant history while attempting to articulate her opinion on same-sex marriage.

Prejean was asked by Perez Hilton, one of the jury members, to state her views about same-sex marriage. She went on to explain that people in the U.S.A. could all choose between two types of marriage, followed by ‘same-sex or opposite marriage.’

She went onto say she personally did not agree with same-sex marriage, but sadly she failed to explain what “opposite marriage” is.