Miss Colorado defends monologue on 'Ellen'

Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson dropped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday to discuss her monologue on Miss America where she talked about being a nurse.

Her comments went viral and received even more attention when the hosts of "The View" came under fire for putting Johnson down. Michelle Collins and Joy Behar in particular, made several controversial comments about Johnson's profession and were quick to apologize the day after the backlash.

"A lot of people told me not to do a monologue for talent, it’s very unique," Johnson told Degeneres. "But, I am a nurse and that’s my talent is taking care of people and caring about other people. I wanted to give the nurses that don’t have that voice, that voice and recognition of somebody going up there and just being a little bit different and unique."

Nurses were quick to retaliate with a hashtag campaign #NursesUnite to support Johnson. However, the beauty pageant winner explained that the attention is appreciated.

"I really do care a lot and it was just so much fun to perform that and see it trend on Twitter and Facebook, especially being able to bring all those nurses together and have everybody standing up for our profession and giving them the voice that they deserve. They work so hard and they are life savers and that was all the message I wanted to give. It’s about them, not about me."

Watch Johnson's interview with Degeneres below: