Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard says she has “no regrets” about her response that some say led to her losing out on the crown.
Woolard finished first runner-up behind winner Miss Michigan Rima Fakih in the Miss USA pageant after voicing her support of Arizona’s controversial immigration law that defines illegal immigration as trespassing and allows local law enforcement agencies to question people they suspect of being in the country illegally.
Recent polls show that a majority of Americans likely agree with Woolard on the issue, but still some people feel the controversial question may have cost her the crown.
According to the scores shown during the live telecast, the Oklahoma representative was far ahead of eventual winner Fakih in both the swimsuit and evening gown portions of the competition, reported Fox News.
Woolard said she was not surprised by the question.
“I was absolutely ready for the question and truthfully for me, it wasn't tough. I believe if you know who you are and what you believe and why you believe it, then no question can stump you,” Woolard said. “I was confident in my answer, there was no hesitation, and I just spoke from my heart and I believe what I said was well said and I feel strongly about that and I'm proud of my answer.”