Miss Utah flub: Marissa Powell’s answer during Miss USA 2013 Q&A receives criticisms (Video)

By on Jun 18, 2013 in Lifestyle, United States, Weird Comments

Miss Utah Marissa Powell landed only as third runner-up during the Miss USA 2013 crown last Sunday, June 16, as aired live on NBC. Miss Connecticut Erin Brady won the crown, but it was Powell‘s answer during Q&A portion that went viral. Apparently, Miss Utah flubbed while answering the question, as shown in the video below.

Miss Utah Marissa Powell flubs

Miss Utah Marissa Powell during Miss USA 2013 Q&A
Credit: NBC video

“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,” Judge NeNe Leakes said, then she later asked, “What does this say about society?” The question was about the supposed income inequality of men and women in the US.

“I think we can relate this back to education, and how we are continuing to strive to..” Miss Utah replied and paused for a while and continued, “…figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem. And I think, especially the men are, um, seen as the leaders of this. And so we need to try to figure out how to create education better so we can solve this problem. Thank you.”

Afterwards, Twitter and Facebook is starting to be filled with criticisms and mockery towards Marissa Powell’s incoherent answer. The hashtag #Miss¬Utah immediately went trending on Twitter. But Miss Utah did not seem to be offended, and even made fun from the embarrassment.

“First rule of an interview — listen to the question before you answer!” Miss Powell was quoted in a statement released by the Miss Utah USA organization via Salt Lake Tribune. Miss Utah USA spokesman Brandon Stauffer noted that she is now more in demand than the Miss USA 2013 winner, Erin Brady.

In fact, Miss Utah allegedly signed an exclusive deal to appear on NBC‘s “Today Show.” She is also being set to guest on syndicated show “Inside Edition,” and later at ABC‘s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”


Miss Utah flub: Marissa Powell answers during Miss USA 2013 Q&A
Video Credit: theworldofisaac/YouTube/NBC



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