During the Miss Teen USA Pageant Friday night, Miss Teen South Carolina, 18-year-old Lauren Caitlin Upton, was asked what the judge called a “thought-provking” final question: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?”

The apparent crème de la crème of South Carolina’s education system answered:

“I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps and that I believe that our education, such as in South Africa and Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should - our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa and should help the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future.” LINK

At least she didn’t say her platform was to promote “whirled peas.”

Miss Upton was third runner-up to winner Miss Teen Colorado, Hilary Carol Cruz.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Risking the ire of those who might infer bias upon poor Frodo, let it merely be stated that the clamor emanated from a blonde. At least she didn't say the person she admired most was her father, sparing the unfortunate sperm source from any further confusion.