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Miss Utah Fumbles Pageant Question, Gets Mocked On Twitter

Miss Utah Lost The Pageant With A Fumbled Answer

Miss Utah certainly sent Twitter buzzing on Sunday night when she stumbled over her answer to a question during the Miss USA pageant on NBC.

The unfortunate flub by Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, came during the question and answer session of the program. While dressed in a beautiful evening gown, the beauty pageant contestant was asked:

“A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?”

Her response, according to many Twitter users, made her the perfect poster child for her response. Miss Utah gave a fairly jumbled answer, which contained the following phrase:

“… we need to try to figure out how to create education better so that we can solve this problem.”

The look on Marissa Powell’s face said it all. Miss Utah was sure she blew it. And she did, as the crown eventually went to Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady, instead.

On Twitter, Miss USA was ridiculed by users, who said things like, “If you’re having trouble sleeping like me… watch Miss UTAH say the dumbest thing ever to at least make you laugh!” Another user commented:

“Miss Utah is the reason why women earn less than men lololol.”

Deadspin’s Timothy Burke’s commentary on Miss USA’s flub was also passed around. In it, the Burke writes, “Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

Miss Utah was likened to Miss Teen North Carolina, who in 2007 butchered her answer to a question on why one of every five Americans can’t locate the United States on the map. Much like with Powell, Caitlin Upton was ridiculed online. Instead of being frustrated, Upton took the teasing in stride.

Do you think Miss Utah will be able to recover from her answer during the Miss USA pageant on Sunday?

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4 Responses to “Miss Utah Fumbles Pageant Question, Gets Mocked On Twitter”

  1. Anonymous

    Miss Utah was partially correct in suggesting education should be revamped in that most of the manufacturing jobs traditionally held by men and high paying are now being done in foreign nations.Industrialists sent them there to take advantage of US government incentives and cheaper labor.Educating men in US would train them for what few jobs are left other than in food and hotel jobs where the fat rich are spending their money but are traditionally poor paying. The other iparts of the answer would be give industrialists in US government incentives to bring back those manufacturing jobs to the US with earth friendly demands that the industrialists also were dodging by their moves. Lastly give the conservative side of the coin , if you will, a platform to speak their minds , not just the far right! This last part of the answer also deals with education as most of the press and media types were exposed to the "60s" type of education where a majority of professors were teaching socialistic ideation and hedonistic utilitarian mentality(if it feels good, do it unless it hurts someone else).

  2. Jennifer Edmiston

    Watching the video I could only think how unfortunate that was for her. I didn't feel the need to laugh at or mock her. It must be nice for people to sit on their thrones so high and mighty, judging others. She should simply laugh it off. I can only imagine the pressure of the situation.