Skip to comments.Miss Utah Falls Apart While Answering An Easy Question About Women Earning Less Than Men
Posted on 06/17/2013 9:09:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Miss Utah Marissa Powell, who looked stunning in a white strapless evening gown at the Miss USA pageant, bombed her final onstage question last night at the Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star/Miss USA judge NeNe Leakes asked Powell, who was named the most photogenic at the pageant, to answer the following question:
"A recent report shows that in 40% of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?"
This is a great question, and something you'd expect a Miss USA candidate to be well-prepared for. It's part of a much larger discussion that has been going on for a long time now and it's a great opportunity for a Miss USA contestant to totally nail it.
Here's Miss Utah's incoherent response, though:
"I think that we can relate this back to education and how we are continuing to try to strive to...figure out how to create jobs right now, that is the greatest problem. I think especially the men are, um, seen as the leaders of this so we need to try to figure out how to create education better so we can solve this problem.
You can really see the heartbreak and disappointment in Powell's eyes in the video posted below. She clearly knew she messed it up.
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Thats a shame.... she is so darn not guilty
In spite of that gaff, she will do fine.
unless... she blew it on purpose to get more famous than she ever would as title holder ;)
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star/Miss USA judge NeNe Leakes...
Considering her and people like her stars is a bigger gaff.
All she would have needed to say was, “That’s a crock, next question, please.”
The answer is easy - ‘when adjusted for all variables such as education, years in the profession, etc there is so little difference in salaries between men and women so as to be inconsequential. So what it says about America is we are about as non-discriminating and fair a society as there ever was.’
Yep! Ne Ne has No No talent and No No smarts. She is a great representative of Atlanta . . . NOT!
Not much work would get done with her in the office. ‘Cat fights’ everywhere too.
if not, she will have a great career in front of a teleprompter somewhere...
You can just tell that they are all trying to relate it back to education and more money for education and people need education and education is so important...
Rather than trying to use their brain and answer the question
It is a FALSE question too...
Correct answer: "It deomonstrats the devestating effects which accompany the breakdown of the American family."
Actually, she DID answer the question about why women earn less than men.
Was it as bad as “the Iraq” by another bimbo beauty queen?
LOL you are so dead.
I don’t watch this stuff, but you know you’d see a clip on the news if a gal had the stones to answer a dumb question with such a response.
Correctly phrased "Why do you think 40% of Women who are Head of Household Mothers are working today"?
"Out of wedlock births/tramp action by young women, and the 75% out-of-wedlock Black births are a real problem in America that drains Taxpayer dollars to buy their votes. The working wives/mothers are FORCED to work to pay the over-whelming Taxes of a Welfare State. We need to get back to Values, where there is a Nuclear COMPLETE Father/Mother Family, which teaches Christian morality, and values, and that each of us is responsible for our OWN outcomes; not forcing us to fund those who CHOOSE not to work, or be responsible, or become PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY".
Thanks—needed the laugh.
Well, if only Miss Utah knew the question in advance, she’d have given that answer too :)
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