(US MAGAZINE) — Ridiculed and dismissed. Former Miss South Carolina Teen USA Caitlin Upton did not receive a warm welcome back home following her infamous 2007 pageant flub.
Upton, now 26, became an Internet sensation when she rambled a bizarre answer during the interview portion of the Miss Teen USA pageant. The question, which was asked by Friday Night Lights actress Aimee Teegarden, was why she thought a fifth of Americans couldn't locate the U.S. on a world map.
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"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, uh, people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as," Upton replied at the time. "I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future [for our children]."