My partner José and I met reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza back in April of 2008 at the Miss USA pageant where she was making an appearance as a mere hopeful. She was very sweet, and at the time I blogged that she was a surefire Top 10 finalist...of course, she wound up winning.
Now, she's come out in favor of marriage equality on Howard Stern's radio show. How the Trump organization allowed a title holder to do Stern's show is beyond me, but I'm glad it happened! And before you pooh-pooh pageant queens, they hold a significant group of people enthralled—their opinions matter more than you might think.
Bonus points for her saying "why should I care?" regarding the opinions of Carrie Prejean, a mere also-ran in Miss USA.