Recap Fashiona style:
During the finale of the Miss USA pageant, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, 21 spoke her mind about gay marriage and why she doesn't believe in it.
Miss California may have lost her shot at becoming Miss USA, but she’s nevertheless emerged as a star.
Shocker...Perez Hilton and other gay activists were taken aback. She lost and Miss North Carolina won the title. A few days later, pictures of an underage Miss Calli appear on-line; she is wearing some (tacky) lacy underwear. Donald Trump, basking in the all the free publicity, allows Miss California to keep her state title and all is well.
- Miss California's answer to the gay marriage question was honest but poorly executed. She could have said essentially the same thing without being so abrasive.
- Having said that...she is entitled to her opinion and America still supports freedom of speech. We as Jane Public have the right to listen...or not.
- Although the pictures themselves aren't that bad...she was under 18 and when she took them and "forgot" to disclose them. This is where Fashiona has a problem.
Before Fashiona leaves her soapbox for today...she would like to remind the world of the Miss America pageant circa 1984. A very young and beautiful Miss Vanessa Williams was the first black woman to win the crown and then forced to resign over nude photos that she took around age 19.
Photo Credit: Miss America.com
A nine year old Fashiona watched the pageant from start to finish and was very upset when Miss Williams had to resign. Fashiona also remembers how Miss Williams took responsibility for her mistakes and quickly turned her notoriety into fame of the good kind.
Today Ms. Williams is a noted actress, singer and the mother of 4 beautiful girls. She has appeared on Broadway and is now the Queen of Mean, "Wilhelmina Slater" on ABC's sitcom Ugly Betty.
Photo Credit: Ugly Betty
Fashiona regards Ms. Vanessa Williams as one of her earliest role models.