After Miss Teen South Carolina's famous, painful attempt to explain the world, Mo Rocca started a contest to explain what she said. I'm Alison Stewart. Happy New Year to you.
Despite the exhilarating question-and-response portion, no one ever said beauty contests were a hotbed of intellectual activity. They're not inner beauty contests, after all. Not only is Upton a beauty queen, but she is also blonde and Southern, inadvertently validating three prevailing stereotypes in just under thirty seconds, a feat even more impressive than the fact she finished third in the pageant after giving that answer.
InUpton gained international notoriety after giving a highly convoluted and incoherent response to a question asked during the pageant contest. The broadcast event matched NBC's highest rating in this time period in three months and the highest placement for the one month period, according to Nielsen Media Research. With such high level of media exposure, online reaction to Upton's gaffe came almost immediately through the social networking site Facebook.
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A former teen beauty queen has opened up about how crushing humiliation nearly led her to suicide after a video of her stumbling to answer a question during a pageant went viral. The harsh blowback, stereotyping her as the ultimate dumb blonde, ruined her life for a time, she told New York Magazine. Criticism largely came from online sources, but in the interview with New York, the now year-old model recounted some scary real-life events that led her down a dark path.
Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps. And, uh, I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U. But I never let anybody see that stuff, except for people I could trust," she revealed to New York Magazine.
There has been some discussion here at Salon about the Miss Teen South Carolina video that has probably zinged in and out of your in box several times already this week. The video is excruciating in its ubiquity; if you go to Technorati. At Salon, we can't seem to decide whether this perpetrator of spectacular public embarrassment deserves to be mocked or defended.
That was enough for the hosts, Matt Lauer and Ann Curry, who assured her that it happens all the time in their business, and everyone deserves a second chance. Why do you think this is? This time, her answer was confident and well-composed — in other words, quite worthy of a beauty pageant or a morning talk show:.
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The priceless video of Miss Teen South Carolina, Lauren Caitlin Upton, bumbling incoherently during the question and answer portion of the Miss Teen USA competition has been making the rounds over the internet and television since Friday. Why do you think this is? And if the statistics are correct, I believe there should be more emphasis on geography. I was overwhelmed and I made a mistake.