2. Beauty doesn’t mean brains
During the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant, Miss South Carolina, 18 year old Caitlin Upton, was asked why she thought that one fifth Americans couldn’t find America on the map. She answered in a train of words that made no sense and then mentioned other countries in her answer as well.
She was laughed at and made a joke of for weeks on end. Caitlin’s incident became one of the biggest parodies of 2007 and even though she lost the crown, she ended up winning the World Stupidity Award for the “Stupidest Statement of the Year”.