Miss California Attempts To Explain Herself

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In the latest round of interviews with Miss California herself, Carrie Prejean explains that she believes the controversial question we popped the pageant queen Sunday night was solely a test of Prejean’s faith???

“By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith. I’m glad I stayed true to myself,” said Prejean in an interview Monday night.

News to us!

What other insights does she share?

FOXNews.com: Have a lot of people been trying to get in touch with you?

Carrie Prejean: Yes, lots of phone calls. I’ve gotten over 500 facebook friend requests, hundreds of messages from people I don├óΓé¼Γäót know, saying how proud of me they are that I stood my ground. That made me the real winner of the night.

FOXNews.com: Did your stomach sink when you first heard you picked Perez Hilton’s question?

Carrie Prejean: 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.

FOXNews.com: Did you think right away your answer may have killed your chances of winning?

Carrie Prejean: Yeah, I thought I was going to be 4th runner up for sure. I was surprised I made it to first runner up!

FOXNews.com: Before “the question,” did you think you would win Miss USA?

Carrie Prejean: There was a lot of talk about me, people saying I was the frontrunner. During the whole two-week experience leading up to the pageant, I was very confident and relaxed. Not too nervous.

FOXNews.com: Were you sad you didn’t win? Did you go to the party afterwards, or go home and cry?

Carrie Prejean: No, I got together with my family. I ate my first hamburger in a long time!

FOXNews.com: Has the Miss Universe organization contacted you at all? What about your Miss California USA directors?

Carrie Prejean: I haven’t been told anything. I didn’t even see the Miss California directors after the pageant.

FOXNews.com: Are you upset that Perez Hilton called you a “b**ch” in his blog rant?

Carrie Prejean: Yes, but I have no regrets about answering honestly. He asked me for my opinion and I gave it to him. I have nothing against gay people, and I didn’t mean to offend anyone in my answer.

FOXNews.com: So what about Perez’s offer to take you out for coffee to “talk”?

Carrie Prejean: No comment!

[Image via AP Images.]

Apr 21, 2009 10:00am PDT

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