While Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady, may have been crowned Miss USA 2013, she wasn’t the big story coming out of the beauty pageant. Once the field was narrowed down to a Top 6, each contestant was tasked with answering a socially-relevant question.
Brady spoke about DNA testing for criminals, post-arrest, and was able to sound like she knew what she was talking about due to her criminal justice background. The same cannot be said for Miss Utah, Marissa Powell. She was the first one to answer, after getting a question about equal pay between men and women.
Powell’s question, read by NeNe Leakes, 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?”
Sadly for Powell, it seems she tried to work it into a topic she felt comfortable discussing, education. However, that didn’t quite work out. She responded, “I think we can relate this back to education and how we are continuing to try to strive to … figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem. And I think especially the men are seen as the leaders of this and so we need to try to figure out how to create education better so that we can solve this problem.”
In short, she didn’t really answer the question at all, and coined a new catchphrase. If anything in the world is right and just, “Create education better” will soon be on T-shirts everywhere.
You can see video of her response below: