Thank goodness for Miss Utah, because we were sorely lacking dumb beauty pageant answers lately.
Here’s the question posed to Miss Utah Marissa Powell in Sunday’s Miss U.S.A. pageant:
“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?”
The question is simple enough: women are becoming increasingly important in households yet still make less money than men, how do you feel about that? It’s practically a softball. She could knock that out of the park by saying something general about gender equality.
Well, Miss Utah fumbles around with her answer and has to pause a couple of times while she grinds the gears in her brain. She tries to link it to education, which is hilariously similar to Miss South Carolina’s infamously bad response to a question in the 2007 Miss Teen U.S.A. pageant.
Miss Utah’s response is a little more coherent than Miss South Carolina’s rambling, but she still doesn’t really say anything and just kinda B.S.’s her way through the whole thing. What exactly are the contestants doing to prepare for this portion of the pageant, if they’re not up-to-date with U.S. gender relations???
These answers aren’t usually nearly this bad, so we need to cherish these moments when they happen!
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