Miss D.C. Kára McCullough was a favorite among viewers for most of Sunday night's Miss USA pageant, making the top three in fan-submitted votes and winning accolades on Twitter.

Then, the Q&A portion happened.

McCullough took home the Miss USA crown at the end of the night, marking the second year in a row that Miss District of Columbia won the competition. But after her win, online chatter was sharply divided over McCullough's comments during the pageant. Some commenters took issue with her politically conservative-seeming answers, while others praised her for her honesty.