Pageant owner, Donald Trump, announced on Tuesday that Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, can keep her crown despite all the controversies that surround her regarding her view on gay marriage and her pics in underwear.
Trump defended the beauty queens answer at last month's Miss USA pageant when she was asked her view of marriage by judge Perez Hilton, saying she had given an honest answer to a tough question.
She gave an honorable answer; she gave an answer from her heart, Trump said.
Regarding her semi-nude photos, Trump said he and other pageant officials had reviewed racy photos of Prejean and decided they were acceptable.
“I am convinced more than ever of the importance of standing up for your beliefs and convictions,” Prejean said as she had her turn to speak on stage following Trump’s decision that she keep her position as Miss California.