Poor L. Caitlin Upton. Miss Space Cadet has become a pretty poster child for the wackiness that passes for American schooling. Her answer was a verbal stew. Hey, if she'd thrown in the phrase "world peace," she mighta won the pageant.
Apparently, Caitlin's attendance at a "blue ribbon" g-school, or her 3.5 GPA, or the glowing bio description (scroll to the end), or her professional modeling career didn't properly prepare her for the national spotlight.
She's going to re-answer, today. Whatever.
Let's leave the geography queries to the 14-year-old pros, shall we?
Redemption Update: Here she is ... Miss U.S. America.
Update: Daniel, who blogs at Key Words, debunks myths about the now famous question posed to Mademoiselle Upton.