UPDATE: She gets a "do-over":
The 18-year-old got a chance to redeem herself Tuesday on NBC’s "Today" show when she was again asked why one-fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a map.
"I would love to re-answer that question," Upton said. "Well personally, my friends and I, we know exactly where the United States is on our map. I don’t know anyone else who doesn’t. And if the statistics are correct, I believe there should be more emphasis on geography."
That was much better than her previous response, which included "U.S. Americans" and mentions of South Africa and "the Iraq."
Seems like a good answer, if not an obvious one. And she had the whole weekend to think about the answer. [UPDATE: Video of her second bite at the apple here]
Fun Fact: She’s planning on attending Appalachian College here in Boone, NC. Sounds about right. I hope she can find it….
BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE:
Miss Teen Texas handles a tough question relating to Indian tribal sovereignty: