Miss California flubbed. But did you see Miss Hawaii?
The Miss USA pageant took place over the weekend, and everyone is talking about when a judge asked Miss California about income inequality.
Miss California's flub in all its glory is below:
But the real issue that sparked controversy was when Miss Hawaii was asked directly which presidential candidate she would vote for.
When the second question came up, the audience booed because it was an unnecessarily partisan question and because presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump was the former owner of the pageant.
EXCUSE ME, SHAME ON MISS USA FOR THAT QUESTION. Miss Hawaii is such a poised young woman and handled that flawlessly. #MissUSA
— Absofcourse (@Absofcourseee) June 6, 2016
Even though there was conflict over the question being asked, people have applauded Miss Hawaii's grace in her response.
See Miss Hawaii answer below:
— Devon Paul (@devleeann) June 6, 2016
In the end, Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber was crowned the winner. The 26-year-old Army Reserves officer gave one of the strongest answers of the night when asked about women in combat:
"As a woman in the United States Army ... We are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I'm powerful, I am dedicated and it is important that we recognize that gender does not limit us in the United States."
— Deshauna Barber (@MissUSA) June 6, 2016
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Allison is originally from Fresno, California, but made her way to the beautiful Central Coast, where she is a student at UC Santa Cruz, earning a degree in both history and politics, working as a reporter for City on a Hill Press, and guzzling gallons of coffee. She is a lover of television and all things Amy Poehler. Follow her embarrassing attempts at jokes on Twitter @alleyrenee16.