The Miss USA contestant for Utah, Marissa Powell, may have impressed the judges with her talents and her stunning gown, but her stumbling answer to a question about income inequality has drawn her more attention than the new Miss USA.
Powell was asked:
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?
Her answer had viewers cringing.
Some viewers compared her answer to another flub by Miss Teen South Carolina several years ago, during which Caitlin Upton suggested that many Americans don't know geography because they don't have maps. Or something like that. The video has more than 57 million views on YouTube.
Hey, Miss South "Maps" Carolina! You're finally off the hook. Send the thank you card to Miss Utah! #missusa
— Ryan (@RyanWoodDFW) June 17, 2013
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