Viral Vid Fun: Miss Utah Becomes Next Miss Teen South Carolina

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It’s not so much that anyone expects to hear a Ph.D  worthy dissertation from a beauty pageant contestant when they enter the interview portion of the competition, but at least a response that makes some form of sense. That was hard to find in last night’s response from Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, during the 2013 Miss USA pageant.

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Ne Ne Leaks served as one of the competition’s judges and asked Powell the following question during the interview portion: “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?”

Take a look above to witness Powell’s answer which was all over the map and included this lengthy, nonsensical sentence: “I think especially the men are seen as the leaders of this and so we need to try and figure out how to create education better so that we can solve this problem.” Not surprisingly, her appearance in the swimsuit competition met a much friendlier reception.

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Of course her response brought forth plenty of comparison to the interview session by Miss Teen South Carolina, Caitlin Upton, in the 2007 Miss Teen USA competition. Who could forget this gem: “Our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries.” Wow!

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