I wasn't surprised that Fatih won the title because I believe in the democratic system that exists in the US. What I found to be appalling are some of things that have been said since she won the title last week.
Should Rima Fakih's victory really be looked at as groundbreaking? One Facebook post equated Fakih's win to Barack Obama becoming the first African American President. If a beauty pageant win is our breakthrough moment, we're in trouble.
Carrie Prejean made her comments while holding the title of Miss California. California is a state that keeps voting for Proposition 8. So really, everyone is criticizing her for doing her job and worse, for being a Californian.