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Foreign state to legalize same sex marriage.
Do you think every stakes -- follow suit why or why not.
I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one of the other we live in -- -- that you can choose.
Same sex marriage or opposite marriage and you know Latin in my country and and -- and Mike -- I think that I believe that and marriage should be between a man and a woman no offense to anybody out there.
-- I was -- and.
Well it is the moment that shocked the pageant world miss California.
Kerry -- -- taking a stand for traditional marriage on national television.
Some say that answer clearly cost her the crown of miss USA -- now one of the judges is casting doubt on that claim.
Miss California and miss USA first runner up Karrie free -- is my guest now hi -- kind thanks so much for being here and having it's stunning what it's happened to you can you let me just ask you this can you even believe what has happened in the past 48 hours.
I really can't I haven't gotten much sleep over it but.
You know I think I'm here for reason and I'm this I'm honored to be here good thank you for -- -- were honored to have you we appreciate it and it you know.
Now we have first Perez Hilton came out said that -- cost you the -- -- didn't clearly that was what did it.
Now we hear another judge has come out judge oh we should Jacobs didn't online accounts say after hearing that answer if I could have made -- 51 runner up I would have.
It's pretty clear that at least some of these judges decided that was -- deal breaker for them.
Is there any doubt in your mind that that was the answer that cost you crowned.
You do you believe that I believe that -- that answer it did cost account yes.
Donald Trump even came forward and said that yes they probably scored -- lowered because of it.
Claudia Jordan one of the other judges said that she agreed that that's what -- cost an accountant yes.
And now we have.
Now we have the pageant directors of your state there -- two of them coming out.
Against you there's a guy Keith Lewis and as a woman named Shanna Moakler who run your State's pageant these are the people -- -- supposed to be supporting you.
Quite the opposite we've got to sound bite from Greta last night he won't seek -- Lewis but he's on their first you'll you'll hear his voice.
And then you'll hear one of the other judges who was judging -- talk about the judging -- watch.
Kerry was not winning.
When she was scored in swimsuit which is the first phase of the competition she placed third in the scores that showed on the television set which was.
Cumulative of the judges she scored second in the evening gown so going into the question she was not the winner I that they have presumptuous to assume.
That she was winning and that you know caused her to to not win I mean I think.
You know I -- -- judge and I know my scorecard look like and I try to -- over the other -- -- as well and you know I think it took a big assumption to assume that she was winning the pageant.
All right let's let's deal with those two parts first let's talk about this guy keep Lewis and this other woman Shanna Moakler who are running get the miss California patent.
These are supposed to be to people supporting you because you're the representative of their state.
Quite the opposite used or heard him say how you have this thing locked up this wasn't the answer that cost you the crowd and that it Shanna Moakler his partner has come out and said.
She agrees with Perez Hilton.
100% this is a man who called you a dumb B word.
And then -- another program said called you the C word which we want to and I mean.
It just does -- solemn.
You know that.
Whereas the class where has the integrity gone where has.
Why am I -- such a bad person for coming out and stating my own opinion -- always had entitled to -- opinions.
I mean I was asked this question on national television from the millions of people.
I was nervous when you -- this I would be terrified I was scared Biden and I was asked this very very hot topic on.
On television -- -- -- sitting in the front row and trying to make everybody proud and saying to myself -- and I antics of the best of my ability.
And and it was my opinion and -- says press said.
He's entitled to his own opinion as well as I'm entitled -- opinion just so happened that it didn't agree with them right so that's why I was marked down.
Me ask you this did Perez Hilton forget they can vile comments he made you did he do anything wrong in giving you -- low -- and putting you at the bottom in as a result of that answer.
I think some definitely why.
Because he wants everybody they respect his opinions but he doesn't want to let respects my opinions I was at the pageant contestant.
I never thought I'd be here on national television you know defending myself I was sticking up for for what I believe for my faith in my convictions.
-- to to myself.
And I wasn't going to allow anything to interfere -- -- with that not even the miss USA crown do you regret it.
I don't I don't regret it.
I don't regret standing up for what I believe for staying up from my faith.
I know that god has -- here for a reason and I'm just.
I'm excited to see where he's going to lead me and I'm just excited to follow that.
Do you know when you hear your pageantry her home state pageant directors coming saying this.
And then -- the guy who keep -- was -- Greta last night said I'm looking forward to seeing this California come back to -- -- because this woman is doing these interviews is not miss California she doesn't speak for the state.
It's as if he doesn't know you it's clear he's not rooting for you.
Well if they want to take the crown away from me by all means that's fine if if you don't think that I'm representing the city California.
The way that you want me to that's fine because I think that I'm -- -- to myself and and that's what I miss California should do that miss California said however on opinions ambulances to state them.
Just so people know what is the role of of a so called beauty queen are you supposed to go out there and save -- views.
Of Californians in general but what the majority of people in California believe which by the way.
Is that same sex marriage is what should be legal and and you know -- -- -- should not be legal.
But any that are you supposed to say what they think you're supposed to say what you think what are the rules.
Well I think that they teach you to be.
The middle and not really take aside and to kind of just give that world -- answer but.
You know I hope to change that I hope to change that stereotype and pageantry that you're able to have your own opinion.
And to follow.
Your beliefs and your faith in -- convictions and not be afraid of it and I'm tired of that pageant Patti Hansen world peace and what.
You know I mean it's like.
Meaningless -- it is and it.
It's disappointing -- that I don't have the support of them in areas where do you go from here.
Wherever god leads me I'm excited and I really am I'm thrilled I'm excited and a fearless.
Good for you were happy he -- you here to say America's Newsroom thanks so much for being here having good luck on your job that's a pleasure meeting you in nineteen.
-- thank you thank you.
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