Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard lost the crown to Miss Michigan Rima Fakih.
An unhappy crowd booed Miss USA judge Oscar Nunez when he asked Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard a question about Arizona’s immigration law on Sunday night’s pageant.
But could Woolard's answer have cost her the crown?
The "The Office" star asked Woolard if she supported Arizona’s right to enforce the law, which requires police to verify a person's immigration status if there's "reasonable suspicion" that the person is in the country illegally.
Woolard said she supports state's rights, adding that she is against illegal immigration, but is also against racial profiling.
"I'm a huge believer in states' rights. I think that's what's so wonderful about America," Woolard said. "So I think it's perfectly fine for Arizona to create that law."
The night's events mirrored last year's pageant, when gossip blogger Perez Hilton asked Miss California Carrie Prejean if she believed in gay marriage. Prejean said she didn't, and a media firestorm ensued, with many arguing that it cost her the Miss USA title.
And that's what's so interesting: Miss Woolard certainly anticipated the possibility of a politically loaded question, and boy did she get one. And without missing a beat she smacked a home run over the stadium walls. My bet is that a year from now Morgan Elizabeth Woolard will be a household name while disaster winner Rima Fakih will be an afterthought.
Also interesting is how leftists are up in arms over the conservative reaction to Miss USA's Muslim affirmative action beauty contestants, but it's no problem when "The Office" star Oscar Nunez launches a torpedo shot at Miss Oklahoma. Nope. Everybody's down with that, just like last year.
Also at Gateway Pundit, "Figures. Miss Oklahoma Places Second in Miss America Contest After Saying She’d Support Arizona Immigration Law (Video)."