Miss Teen USA 2007 – South Carolina answers a question

 Out of a sense of fairness, here is the Today Show clip (from just a few minutes ago) that includes Caitlin Upton talking about her answer during the Miss Teen USA 2007 show.

The clip begins with her original gibberish during the competition and goes on to an interview with Matt and Ann.

She does a much better job in this interview!

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  1. Congrats on your YouTube viewers.

    I saw this live and I do not think she had not seen footage of herself. Her ‘second’ answer to the map question seemed rehearsed and thought through.

    Also, the way they had her read what lunar eclipse off the teleprompter, was over doing it. I like how Anne had the through in the disclaimer on how both the Today Show and theMiss Teen USA 2007 are owned by the same company. I think it is that company trying to do some spin control on the reputation of the Miss Teen USA competition.

    I do not think Ms. Upton does not have solid opinions to provide for an answer to the question she was given. I just think she had a moment that was caught on tape and laughed at by everyone.

    Just my $0.02

  2. My YouTube video is approaching 2000 viewers in one day. I know that’s small by YouTube standards, but I still think it’s cool.

    I do feel sorry for Caitlin though – she’s a product of her environment – and I am willing to bet that her parents never stressed the importance of reading to her. In my experience reading is more important than formal education.

  3. @Deannie – I agree – that’s why I recorded the episode and stuck the whole interview on YouTube.

    I think she deserved the opportunity to prove she wasn’t a total ditz!


  4. You gotta love anyone willing to laugh at themselves on national TV