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Bumbling Miss Utah

I Zoned Out

During Miss USA Fail

6/17/2013 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

061713_miss_utah_launchMiss Utah is beyond humiliated after her epic Q&A fail at the Miss USA pageant, and she's blaming her brain fart on a massive case of nerves ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Marissa Powell tell TMZ the beauty queen's mortified after babbling ... "we need to see how to create education better" while attempting to answer a question about salary inequality for women.

Marissa's now telling friends she botched the response because she was so anxious she spaced out during the question, and never really heard it.

Instead of asking the judge to repeat the question ... Marissa decided to fake an answer, but got more and more flustered as she tried to improvise.

Takes you back to high school, right?

Or maybe to 2007 with the South Carolina, and such as ...

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46.

backfire    

NeNe's question was stupid. Women put down men constantly. They are flailing and insecure. Women are aggressive and manipulative -- I don't believe men make more money than women. Women won't even let men be taller--thats why they all wear 6 inch heels!

308 days ago
47.

Chilltopia    

She should have said could you repeat the question plz?

308 days ago
48.

Spanky    

She's very pretty. More people are talking about her than the one who won.

308 days ago
49.

JrzGrl    

Embarrassing. Waaaay too much makeup too.

308 days ago
50.

Areader    

This make me laugh...as if anyone votes based on their answers!

308 days ago
51.

Spicy mag    

She made perfect sense. Ill translate for you. She said "I'm looking for a rich man to support me for the rest of my life because I'm a complete dummy".

308 days ago
52.

wms    

The blonde from 2007 is Kate Upton, I think she's made out just fine with out a brain.

308 days ago
53.

Toilethead    

You mean she's not always that dumb?

308 days ago
54.

david    

lets see shes dumb..blind..clueless..and living in utah..if she was'nt black i'd figure she was a mormon !!!

308 days ago
55.

Dak    

They asked her a really dumb question anyway. She's smart for not responding to such a ridiculous question.

308 days ago
56.

jusbcos    

Brains is not what the judges are voting on

308 days ago
57.

Jarvis    

I lived there most of my life. That were a really well answer!

308 days ago
58.

Zarley    

That host is so Ransick.

307 days ago
59.

SO Catharina    

oulala manque cruel d'éducation, Géographie Zéro.

307 days ago
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