Here she is

Oh dearie, dearie me. Lots of you have probably already seen the recent Miss South Carolina interview, but if you haven't, Happy Wednesday!

I love how she tries to save it there at the end with the reference to "our future." And I love how Mario Lopez (excuse me while I have Saved by the Bell flashbacks) is trying not to fall on the floor laughing. But seriously, the poor girl. Also, that was a mean question: "Why is it that so many Americans cannot find the United States on a map?" The easiest answers are:

1. I guess Americans are just stupid.

2. I guess America's educational system is just crap.

3. Why should we need to find it? We freaking live here!

Either way, not likely to make her popular. So I can see why she choked. Also, she was probably scared to death and feeling all kinds of make-you-crack-in-horrifying-ways pressure.

That said, I'm going to go watch it again. It makes me giggle.


Kristeee said... [reply]

Oh dear. At least she doesn't think that South Africa's a state in the Union or something.

Hannah said... [reply]

I have been pondering all day why, such as, 1 out of 5 Americans cannot locate the US on a world map. I am glad she answered it for me.

That is probably my favorite video of all time.

kristen said... [reply]

This left me a little speechless. So, if this is asking about Americans, um why is she talking about South Africa? She also slurred some of her speech. I think SHE is a product of the poor education system in this country.

Gotta love the beauty pageants.

Miss Hass said... [reply]

I was thinking the same thing kristen.

Shocking. And disturbing.

BEFore said... [reply]

The problem is clear. Not enough animaniacs when young.

(See also US states and their capitals. "perhaps you make your home in Salt Lake City out in Utah where the buffalo roam.")

Aaaaand now I have that song stuck in my head. =(

Desmama said... [reply]

Ha ha! I saw that last night and was thinking of posting it to my blog too. It makes me cringe. And then I want to watch it again because, seriously--it's so bad! You can tell she's just spouting cliches there at the end--all that crap about "our future" or something. Must watch again. Beauty pageants. Phht. Such a crap waste of time.

Scully said... [reply]

Hee. Can you imagine what was going through her head. I imagine it was something like "Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap. Why was I never coached on a question like this? Oh, crap, oh crap, oh CRAP! Or maybe her corset was too tight and she wasn't getting enough oxygen. Also, makes me want to watch Miss Congeniality. "Harsher punishments for parole violaters, Stan. . . . And world peace."

FoxyJ said... [reply]

It sounded to me like she didn't really hear the question right, like maybe she thought they were asking why people in other countries don't know where the US is. I'm just glad I've never been cute enough to get on TV and say something stupid.

Oh wait a second...

April said... [reply]

She sounded like my sister-in-law. I hope she doesn't procreate.

Alicia said... [reply]

Huh? What the heck was she talking about and what did it have to do with the question?? Wow....

Jenny said... [reply]

Maybe she has stage fright. I have stage fright. I have occasional bouts of it and then I do things accidentally like flash people or say that if I could be any animal I would be a bumblebee.

But yeah. Poor girl. How humiliating.

Usually Happy said... [reply]

I love that she says "for our children" at the end. I think in the 'How to be a Beauty Queen' training class they tell you to try and end any question you're given with "for our children".

miranda said... [reply]

This sad video has prompted more than one rant over on my blog *sigh*

I think a large problem is that our educational system keeps leaning more and more toward focusing only on passing standardized tests and less on actual learning.

daltongirl said... [reply]

Lola says you're mean. Oh. And you're a swearbox.

And foxy, you didn't sound anywhere NEAR that stupid. In fact, you didn't sound stupid at all. At least you didn't that one time I saw you on TV. But then again, you had already finished college. That poor girl was just standing there thinking, "Crap. There goes my scholarship. NOW what am I going to do?"

Nemesis said... [reply]

Daltongirl, I take umbrage at that. Lola needs to come up with some real evidence as to why exactly I'm a swear box. She can present her argument, in writing, at sushi on Saturday. At which time I will likely say something mean and start flipping people off with both hands.

Cicada said... [reply]

I showed this to a friend who recently won a Miss [unnamed Utah town] contest. She just did it for the scholarship and ended up winning, and outside her town, I'm basically the only one who knows. So I really delighted in showing this to her. She said that in her group, one girl was asked where she would go if she could travel outside the United States, and the girl said Hawaii. That didn't win her any points.

Anonymous said... [reply]

"It's a scholarship program, not a beauty pagent!" Was that question even legitemate? I can think of a few reasons as well but they aren't what people want to hear. My brother in law dated a Miss Virginia. It was a high point for him but a low point for the Commonwealth. I guess the pickins' were slim that year.


daltongirl said... [reply]

Okay, so maybe I just revived that swearbox thing because I thought it would be funny. I'm perverse that way. But now I'm going to show her today's emails . . . brb.

Jimmy said... [reply]

As funny as it is to watch someone do something like that, I shudder to think of what kind of trouble I would be in if I were asked that kind of question in such a public forum. I'd probably have to move to the state of South Africa.


Scott said... [reply]

Have you seen the one with the "Billy Madison" ending? Freaking hilarious, here's the link:


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