But the reality is, it actually shouldn't be all that surprising. Though Miss America was founded inby —smack dab in the middle of the civil rights movement—Miss Black America was created in protest of the fact that the pageant had never chosen a Black winner. And it wouldn't be until nearly two decades later that changed, with Vanessa Williams taking the crown in
After Miss Teen South Carolina's famous, painful attempt to explain the world, Mo Rocca started a contest to explain what she said. I'm Alison Stewart. Happy New Year to you.
Updated: September 8, am. Miss South Carolina will be crowned on Saturday. The pageant starts at 8 p.
InUpton gained international notoriety after giving a highly convoluted and incoherent response to a question asked during the pageant contest. The broadcast event matched NBC's highest rating in this time period in three months and the highest placement for the one month period, according to Nielsen Media Research. With such high level of media exposure, online reaction to Upton's gaffe came almost immediately through the social networking site Facebook. Following the closing ceremony of the event, YouTuber IRamzayI  uploaded the taped segment onto the video-sharing hubsite.
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A former teen beauty queen has opened up about how crushing humiliation nearly led her to suicide after a video of her stumbling to answer a question during a pageant went viral. The harsh blowback, stereotyping her as the ultimate dumb blonde, ruined her life for a time, she told New York Magazine. Criticism largely came from online sources, but in the interview with New York, the now year-old model recounted some scary real-life events that led her down a dark path.
Despite the exhilarating question-and-response portion, no one ever said beauty contests were a hotbed of intellectual activity. They're not inner beauty contests, after all. Not only is Upton a beauty queen, but she is also blonde and Southern, inadvertently validating three prevailing stereotypes in just under thirty seconds, a feat even more impressive than the fact she finished third in the pageant after giving that answer.
And while some people certainly do like to laugh at themselves and willingly share their embarrassing momentsothers are thrust into the negative spotlight in situations that are out of their control. The latter happened to Miss Teen USA contestant Caitlin Upton inwhen her cringe-worthy answer to a pageant question about education in America went viral. That moment was surely upsetting and embarrassing to Caitlin, but it was gold to the Internet; she became an instant target for criticism and bullying.
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