Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Miss Teen South Carolina explains flubbed answer to geography question

After being stumped by a Miss Teen USA pageant question on live television Friday night, Lauren Caitlin Upton's strangely hilarious response has been drawing a lot of attention on YouTube. I posted a link to it yesterday.

The 18-year-old got a chance to redeem herself this morning on NBC's "Today" when she was again asked why one-fifth of Americans can't locate the United States on a map.

"I would love to re-answer that question," Upton said.

"Well personally, my friends and I, we know exactly where the United States is on our map. I don't know anyone else who doesn't. And if the statistics are correct, I believe there should be more emphasis on geography."

Click here to read the whole Yahoo News story.

1 comment:

Dean P said...

Such silliness. The hosts falling over themselves to tell her that everyone makes mistakes, she was just nervous, oh and you should hear what Matt Lauer says!

Nonsense. She won her state. She has been coached (she was coached enough to remember to mention "the Iraq" "South Africa" and making the world a better place).

And being nervous doesn't excuse "some people don't have maps."

Sometimes dumb and blonde is just dumb and blonde.