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Pad Squad Carrie competes tonight for Miss USA crown!

Gaslamp Baller and Pad Squadder Miss California 2009 Carrie competes tonight in an attempt to become Miss USA! The show will air live on NBC. Are you nervous? Me too!

This will be the Open Thread for those watching the show tonight to get catty and comment on gowns, sashes and tiaras. I'll bump this up after the Padres game.


Here's some pics of Carrie Prejean courtesy of The Global Miss Contest Blog:

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A Note from PadSquad Loxie and PadSquad Lindsey:

Hello Gaslamp-Ballers! We first of all wanted to say: Go Padres! Its been a great run so far and we are so happy to be back in the "swing" of things.

We also wanted to say "thank you" for supporting our own PadSquad Carrie in the Miss USA pageant. We are trying to do what we do best and get all our FrairFaithfuls rallying for Carrie Prejean to be the 2009 Miss USA. The support already has been amazing, but with the competition so soon we thought we'd try to rally just a little harder!

On the Miss USA site, you can vote for your favorite contestant and we want to put Carrie at #1 before the telecast, so we need your help!
Also you can become a "FAN" of Miss California USA 2009 on facebook:

A few of us will also be joining the OpenThead, so we hope to see you there!!


Video of Carrie at Sea World kissing a walrus and a whale.

Video of Carrie doing her Miss USA photo shoot.

[Note by jbox, 04/19/09 8:49 PM PDT ]

Associated Press: Miss North Carolina USA crowned Miss USA 2009

If there is a YouTube moment from Sunday's show, it may be Miss California's answer to a question about legalizing same-sex marriage. The tall blonde stumbled some before giving an answer that appeared to please the pageant audience.

"We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage," Prejean said. "And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."

Some in the audience cheered, others booed.