Miss Teen America: Miss South Carolina Answers A Question

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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….


Miss Teen Texas handles a tough question relating to Indian tribal sovereignty: