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Miss Utah

Chance For Redemption

After Epic Pageant Fail

6/18/2013 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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After days of ridicule, Miss Utah finally had a chance to redeem herself on the "Today" show this AM -- and this time she answered the infamous pageant question WITH FLYING COLORS!!! For a beauty queen.  

Marissa Powell sat down with Matt Lauer and explained -- as TMZ previously reported -- that nerves got the best of her during Sunday night's Miss USA contest ... causing her to give one of the most confusing answers in pageant history.

Matt, being the saint he is, gave Marissa ONE MORE SHOT to get the question right ... see how she did this time. And remember folks she only had 48 hours, the Internet and a team of people to help her prepare.

Talk about pressure.

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Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

What a sick culture we live in when we elevate no talent, bone headed fame whores to celebrity status, she deserves no attention for this. Isn't Courtney Stodden, the QB's GF and KK enough?

430 days ago
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Jay    

I hope Marissa does porn, she is so hot it would be awesome to watch her and get off!

430 days ago
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static    

We have a president who can't speak a complete sentence without a TelePrompTer so what's the big deal?

430 days ago
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O PINYON8TD    

Somewhere Miss Teen South Carolina 2007 is saying....YESSSSSS!!!

430 days ago
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Jexica    

No sympathy from me. This is what she and her ilk live for – the pageant circuit - to be famous for being pretty. They spend years, literally, training to walk and talk and answer impromptu questions. She is definitely NOT Miss America material.
Isn’t there a pageant that’s even beneath Miss USA? Miss Country or Miss This Land or something. Maybe she should try one of those.

430 days ago
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CamJ    

Sure helps to know the exact question in advance and be able to prep your response with a publicist. Quite the redemption...

430 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

The response was jumbled for sure...but not a total fail blog! I have heard much worse... Most of these chicks do not pretend to be brainiacs...they just do their best to answer what is thrown at them.

It is a reflection of America...like it or not...We be half stupid up in here...up in HEAR !

430 days ago
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shellinclark    

Of course she answered the question with no problem, she had a couple days to put together an adequate answer. Smh

430 days ago
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taz    

Bad tranny makeup.

430 days ago
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Patti    

No. 1, she's suppose to be in a beauty pageant, which is only for looks not brains. No. 2, why should she be getting all the attention instead of the person who won the lame, stupid pageant. OMG, they are the sickest things, even worse than reality shows.

430 days ago
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BECKER    

Too bad teh TMZ video is not functioning TMZ is Sooo Lame

430 days ago
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Justsay Nohan    

Regardless of my opinion on pageants, I feel her explanation is quite plausible. I'm not a great public speaker and I have gotten tongue-tied when I was nervous. It's not uncommon.

430 days ago
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USA#1    

Like I said before, once this brain dead skanks looks goes shes done. A first grader can do what she did if you give them a prepared question with time to prepare.

430 days ago
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Forrealthough    

She didnt even answer the question the second time. Airhead.

430 days ago
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lydia    

A No Brainer

430 days ago
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