publication date: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 (part of Round XXXIX)
clue: Beauty queens aren't known for scandals about marriage equality, but sometimes they're known for scandals about racy photos.
explanation: Prejean was a pageant winner who made headlines first for speaking out against gay marriage and later for topless photos published online. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Jason Lemler, and Jenee Williams