Nobody knows what Miss Utah was talking about

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Nobody knows what Miss Utah was talking about

Beauty pageants are nice and all, but they rarely seize the pop culture spotlight anymore unless:

A. Someone says something ridiculous

B. Someone's old nude photos are uncovered

C. Honey Boo Boo is competing

And lucky for us, Sunday night at the Miss USA pageant we got full-on Option A.

As the field was narrowed to five contestants, Miss Utah, 21-year-old Marissa Powell, was asked a question about gender-based income inequality during the interview portion by noted sociologist and women's rights pioneer, A Woman From Some Bravo "Real Housewives" Reality Show.

Poor Miss Powell responded with this:

Holy cringe.

Well, then Twitter responded with this:

Fourteen hours after Powell's suggestion that we... whatever the heck she was suggesting... "Miss Utah" was still atop Twitter's trends list. Which is like 14 weeks in the non-Twitter world. And am I the only one at least a little bit surprised it had nothing to do with her 5-pound pink chandelier earrings?

Powell finished fourth in the competition, which was won by Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady. However, since Brady neither a) said anything ridiculous b) has had any NSFW pics surface or c) transfigured into Honey Boo Boo, nobody will remember that.

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