Miss Utah Fumbles Her Gender Equality Response
KTVI — Another fumbling response from a pageant contestant. This time it was Miss Utah.
Marissa Powell, 21, made her way through the 2013 Miss USA Pageant competition until she reached the question and answer portion. She was asked about why women are increasingly becoming the primary bread winners in the American household, but continuously make less money than their male counterparts, and what she thinks this statement means to society.
“How to create jobs right now, that is the biggest problem right now, and I think especially the men are seen as leaders of this and so we need to figure out how to create education better so we can solve this problem,” Powell responded.
Miss Utah finished third.
The audience watched in discomfort as thoughts of the 2007 Miss Teen South Carolina, who was unable to answer a question about a fifth of Americans not being able to locate the U.S on a world map, resurfaced in their minds.