Monday, August 27, 2007

That Beauty Contest Contestant

And the geography question. Part of me hates to help spread this embarrassing piece of video around any more than it already has been, but you really need to watch it. Mostly, for the reasons outlined by Magpie -

I wouldn't laugh at this woman if I were you.

I mean, it's really easy to make fun of Lauren Caitlin Upton, South Carolina's entrant in the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant, as she tackles a question about geography.  Upton's obviously been taught a bunch of stock phrases to use to buy time when she's trying to answer a pageant question. And it's painfully obvious that she's using use stock phrases to try—try to the point of incoherence—to cover up the fact that she hasn't a clue about how to answer the question she was asked.  But—and be honest now—how many [...]

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