But that was only the beginning of Prejean's troubles.... Shortly after her reign began, racy pics of a semi-nude Carrie went viral on the web. Luckily for the blond bombshell, Donald Trump (who, for some odd reason, owns and runs the Miss USA and Miss Universe organizations) came to her rescue. Declaring that "the pictures taken were fine" (or maybe, it was more like he enjoyed perusing them?), the Donald allowed Carrie to keep her crown.
Then, just when she thought her title was secure, Prejean lost it for violating her contract and her "unwillingness to make appearances on behalf" of the organization, according to pageant officials. But Prejean blamed her comments on gay marriage for her scandal-plagued (and short-lived) reign and filed a suit against the organization for religious discrimination.
The pageant in turn, countersued for the value of the breast implants they'd paid for. But THEN Prejean dropped the charges when her solo sex tape (that she made when she was just 18-years-old) came out. The Carrie Prejean Sex Tape: All The Dirt
Geez, quite the rollercoaster huh? Guess it's no surprise that Carrie decided to step out of the limelight and focus on family after all that pageant drama. But, judging by her husband's ecstatic reaction to the baby news, she seems to have successfully put the past scandals behind her. And it looks like everything worked out for the best for her. So congrats to Carrie and her Kyle!
Ex-beauty queen Carrie Prejean didn't waste much time after tying the knot with Oakland Raider's quarterback Kyle Boller last July: The 2009 Miss USA winner just announced she was expecting her first child—and she's already three months along.
"We are just so excited," Prejean told Fox411. "I'm due in May, on my grandmother's birthday. She recently passed away, so that's very special to us."
And the 23-year-old's new hubby is equally excited: "I have the most beautiful pregnant wife ever, we are so in love and this was just the best news when we found out a couple of weeks ago," Boller said.
If you're having trouble remembering why this former beauty queen is actually newsworthy, let us remind you. Prejean first made headlines for voicing her opposition to gay marriage during the interview portion of the Miss USA pageant.
"In my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman," Prejean replied to Perez Hilton (who was one of the judges) after he asked if she supported gay marriage. "No offense to anybody there, but that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be, between a man and a woman."
Afterwards, her response was criticized in the media, but, in the end, Prejean still took home the crown. 8 Lessons Learned From Carrie Prejean