Miss Utah Flubs Question About Income Inequality, Wants to ‘Create Education Better’
Miss Connecticut Erin Brady may have won Sunday night’s Miss USA contest, but it’s her fellow pageant participant that’s on the receiving end of a lot of viral buzz this morning.
Miss Utah, the Bulgarian-born Laura Chukanov, had a little bit of trouble last night during the Q&A portion of the annual contest. Ok, she bombed it, let’s be honest.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes asked Chukanov a question about income inequality – the fact that women continue to make less than men despite being the primary breadwinners in 40% of households these days. What happened next is kind of hard to watch. Most definitely cringeworthy.
Check it out:
Yeah, it was a dumb answer. But it’s also quite easy to lob jokes from the peanut gallery. The following is a popular sentiment floating around Twitter right now:
everyone making fun of Miss Utah sure is confident they'd be able to improvise a short speech on a sociopolitical topic in front of millions
— Ayesha A. Siddiqi (@pushinghoops) June 17, 2013
Well said. Plus, as long as we have YouTube, we’ll always have Miss Teen South Carolina. Cheer up, Miss Utah. It could be a lot worse:
Still, at least for the time being, it looks like “create education better” has replaced “most U.S. Americans don’t have maps” and “like, such as” in the highly-contested realm of beauty pageant screwups.