So sad. It was heartbreaking to watch Marissa Powell unable to formulate a clear answer to her final question during the June 16 Miss USA pageant. Keep reading and watch the video.
Poor Miss Utah Marissa Powell. She just couldn’t seem to even grasp the meaning of her final question during the Miss USA competition. No wonder she couldn’t articulate any sort of clear response.
Miss Utah Stumbles On Final Question — Marissa Powell’s Miss USA Flop
A question about women’s wages in America left Marissa desperately searching for words. It was painful to behold — we certainly feel for Marissa and certainly now know why she wasn’t the star of her debating team at college.
Marissa, a 21-year-old Salt Lake City native, wore a sequin-lined dress on June 16. She was asked an interesting and pretty thought provoking question by judge NeNe Leakes:
“A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does it say about society?”
Marissa’s less than comprehensible response ….
“I think 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 biggest problem right now. I think, especially the men are … um … seen as the leaders of this, and so we need to see how to … create education better. So that we can solve this problem. Thank you.”
On a positive note, Marissa Powell still went on and earned third runner-up, as well as Miss Photogenic honors! Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady, won the competition and will represent the United States at the Miss Universe pageant on November 9.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Miss Utah just have a brain fart? Has that ever happened to you? Tell us about it.
WATCH: Miss Utah Stumbles On Final Question
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