Miss USA Kristen Dalton not taking sides in Carrie Prejean controversy.
Prejeanís response to the question by judge Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip blogger, led to a huge furore, with many arguing that the answer cost Prejean the crown. But, the crown-wining beauty Dalton is in no mood to adding more fuel to the fire and is thus being diplomatic. “Carrie is obviously very passionate about her beliefs,” The New York Daily News quoted Dalton as saying at City Harvestís ĎPractical Magicí event. She added: “I respect her as an American, a fellow competitor and her friend. “Although Iím her friend, [I donít want to defend her to her detractors] because thatís their right as well. They feel really strongly about their opinion for pro-gay rights, and thatís great.”