2007 Miss Teen USA Pageant becomes famous for the most embarrassing pageant answer of all….
In what has become known as the worst pageant answer of all time, Miss Teen South Carolina USA, Lauren Caitlin Upton, was asked the question, “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?”
“I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh… some… uh… people out there in our nation don’t have maps and, uh, I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as… and I believe that they should… our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S… uh… or… uh… should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries… so we will be able to build up our…”
Upton’s widely parodied answer was nearly rivaled by Miss Utah USA worst pageant answer during the 2013 Miss USA Pageant.