If you follow beauty pageants as closely as we do—which is not at all unless you're waiting for a disgraced contestant to pop up in a lesbian sex tape—then you were a bit surprised to hear about all the hubbub surrounding Carrie Prejean, California's entrant in the Miss USA pageant. First there was the gay-marriage double flap, then the fake twos that were paid for by the pageant organization, now then the topless shots (relatively SFW—especially if you work here, where NSFW only applies to fireworks and ketamine).
The thing is, we're unmoved. You know why? Because California has such a surfeit of crazy hot (and in some cases, crazy and hot) that things like this are just a distraction from the real thing. So click on for the left side's best sides...
#9. Katharine McPhee
Claim to Fame: American Idol runner-up and owner of a deceptively prominent onion. Dip dip dy, you're makin' us cry, word to Plug Three (and we would if we could!).
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