"I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage," she said at the pageant.
"And you know what? I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
她的回答觸怒了Perez，Perez後來在自己的blog上說Carrie is a dumb bitch、無腦。實際上Carrie在選舉中一直領先，在泳裝與晚裝環節上都是第一名，但後來只得第二名。
Carrie對Perez的批評，這樣回答：" I can only say to him that I will be praying for him. I feel sorry for him, I really do."