WorldNetDaily asked Miss Teen South Carolina WTF she was thinking when she answered that question with that response and she said:
“I was never much of a pageant girl,” Lauren Caitlin Upton said in an interview published just hours before Friday’s competition. “When I first started pageants, I wanted to build up my communication skills for interviews for college and for jobs. I was determined to prove I was able to accomplish anything I put my mind to.”
The ironic comments were recorded in her local paper, the State of Columbia, S.C., which she told for today’s edition that she “completely misunderstood” the geography question posed to her.
“I didn’t do anything wrong. I wasn’t expecting [the question]. I lost my train of thought.”
Miss South Carolina Teen USA says she graduated with a 3.5 grade-point average from Lexington High School in June, and was a varsity athlete and student leader.
“Things happen for a reason,” she said. “That’s the way life goes.”
“I just want people to know that I’m an average teenage girl, living life to the fullest, learning from my mistakes and living life in a positive way, and that is all I can ask for.”
Ummm, what? I am at a loss of words as much as she is apparently. Oy. And as you can see from the video Mario Lopez was in just as much pain as us all during that answer, he said he wanted to help her but he is not allowed to talk to the contestants when they are answering the questions. I think that rule needs to change.
BTW if all of this is not painful enough for you, here the answer Lauren Caitlin Upton gave during the practice round:
“What is the first thing you will do when you get home?”
“Eat me some hamburgers,” she responded. “I haven’t eaten hamburgers, French fries or hot dogs in three years, and I just want to see what it tastes like.”
Maybe she just needs some protein! Oy I can’t comment anymore on this because I lost a few brain cells writing this post.