Monday, August 27, 2007

Another beauty queen dazzles us with her intellect...

Recently during the Miss Teen USA skills competition, Miss Teen South Carolina, 17-year old Lauren Caitlin Upton was asked why one-fifth of Americans can't find the USA on a map:

"I personally believe that U.S. 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, uh, education like such as in South Africa, and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., or should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for our children."
Ok she didn't win but she did place 4th runner-up. Must have been that dynamite answer! Am I being harsh? No. I don't think so, Miss Upton is a classic example of the dumbing down of children in America's schools. I mean come on, where's the common sense here? And it's not bad enough this girl is clueless but how on earth does she manage to tie that question in with Iraq and South Africa? Someone must have assured her that if the issue related to education was brought up, all she'd have to do is smile and throw in the buzz words "Iraq" "Africa" and "Asia" in-between some filler nonsense and it would make her sound intelligent.

Just Miss Teen USA pageant....tomorrow.....politics.

I think her parents should definitely stick to pushing her beauty because I seriously doubt she'll get very far in the brains department.


  1. Anonymous8/27/2007

    Well, I think we should, uh, cut her some, uh, slack because in Iraq and South Africa, uh, they don't have to be, uh, pretty because they are over there and uh, it should go to better our future.--ST

  2. Are you sure her last name isn't Bush??

  3. Sad part is.. isn't a scholarship one of the prizes in winning? LOL

  4. Just got that link from a friend today...the big question...did she win? If so, what was the runner up's question and answer

  5. Pamela8/29/2007

    Haha I saw snippets of this story across the news---but this is the first place where I've found the full transcript. What a riot. Guess she went on some morning show to get a 'second chance' to 'correct' her answer. lol
    Clearly, she is part of that 1/5