Her mother is an Italian American, and her father is of French descent. In , Prejan's parents separated and subsequently started divorce proceedings. According to her autobiography, Prejean considered the divorce a "trauma that irrevocably shaped the rest of my life". She has also appeared in Bliss magazine, as a model for E! Prejean's answer to her final question during the pageant became the subject of controversy. Miss USA controversy Prejean received nationwide attention over her response to a question about same-sex marriage during the Miss USA pageant.
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Background[ edit ] At the time of the pageant same-sex marriage was legal in two US states. In California the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the In re Marriage Cases ruling; voters subsequently passed Proposition 8 which made it illegal. The topic was a focus of controversy in American politics at the time of the pageant. Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?
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The similarity of the statements made by Miss California and Obama was raised during a May 12 news conference in which pageant owner Donald Trump announced that Prejean could retain her crown as Miss California USA even though she failed to reveal she had posed in her underwear as a teenager. The Donald also came to Prejean's defense about her gay marriage comments. She gave an answer from her heart. Not only do I hold this belief but, as Mr. Trump said, the president of the United States, the secretary of state and many Americans agree with me in this belief.