Normally I don't care about pageants. But this video was the highlight of the recent Miss Teen USA pageant 2007. Miss South Carolina, Lauren Caitlin Upton, was asked a question in the final five. And what happens? Well, let's just say she speaks for herself.
The simple, innocent question:
A recent poll showed that some Americans can't find the USA on a world map and why do you think this is?
Her mind boggling answer:
I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the US should help the US, uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.
The result? Not as disastrous as you would like to believe. I mean four out of five ain't too bad considering her answer. I honestly thought with such an incomprehensible answer, she would have been booted from the show. On another note, I think people watch this just for the comedy. Seriously.
Afterthought: By the way, did you notice the host's (Mario Lopez) face after her answer? You could see him start to form a smile which eventually becomes a wide grin as he looks to the camera.