Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some 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, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U. But I never let anybody see that stuff, except for people I could trust," she revealed to New York Magazine.
There was no peace in her world. Because of the ensuing ridicule, she had thoughts of ending it all. The answer and the fallout still haunts the beauty today, and thanks to the Internet, her moment in time will live in infamy.
The Miss Teen USA hopeful who became an Internet sensation following her rambling response to a pageant question was so depressed that she considered suicide. Caitlin Upton, the contestant from South Carolina, told New York Magazine she struggled to move on for years after the memorable blunder — a now-infamous fumbling of words during the pageant's interview portion. Upton was asked at the pageant why she believed a fifth of Americans couldn't point out the United States on a map.
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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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.
She gained international notoriety for her convoluted and nonsensical response to a question posed to her during the August national pageant. Why do you think this is? I personally believe that U. 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 Iraqeverywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.
Miss Teen South Carolina became a punch line last month after her flubbed response to a question alleging that one in five Americans can't locate the U. But perhaps some of that ribbing should have been directed at the pageant's organizers: They now say they're not sure exactly where they got the one-in-five stat. The most commonly cited survey puts it at one in 17, but that study has its own problems.
Caitlin McBride Twitter Email. In the early days of internet celebrity, she became an overnight sensation after giving an unforgettable answer to a geography question. The then year-old from South Carolina was asked her thoughts on why one fifth of Americans couldn't point to the United States on a map and she then responded in a rambling manner.