Marissa Powell, Miss Utah USA video: Pageant contestant stumbles on question of income inequality

CLEVELAND - Remember a South Carolina beauty contestant and her pageant response about U.S. Americans, education and world geography that went viral? She may have a new rival.

One of the contestants at Sunday night's Miss USA was asked a question about women and income inequality in the final round of this year's pageant.

Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, selected "Judge 3," NeNe Leakes of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," from cards placed in a fish bowl.

Leakes' question was: "A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children women are the primary earners yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?"

This was Miss Utah's response, which left many going "huh?":


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Miss Utah finished as the third runner-up.

The 25-year-old Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady, won the crown.

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