Marissa Powell Proves Brains Have Little Value in Becoming Miss USA


Let’s be completely honest about it.  The swimsuit and evening gown competitions in the Miss USA Pageant count for about 80 percent of the score.  The talent and Q & A have minor importance.  The least important is how a contestant answers a few softball questions.  Brains have little value in becoming Miss USA, as proven by Marissa Powell.

Erin Brady won the tiara, but two other contestants stole the spotlight.

Stacie Juris, second runner-up was discovered to have been photographed without anything covering her derriere.  And it was revealed that the young woman from Illinois also has an arrest record.  But, the stunning brunette wowed the crowd, and obviously the judges, in her orange bikini.

Her question was about the intended policy of taking DNA from convicted criminals.  This was her answer:

“If someone is being prosecuted and committed a crime, it should happen. There are so many crimes that if that’s one step closer to stopping them, then we should be able to do so,” she said.

Not earth shattering, but acceptable, especially because it doesn’t really matter.  (Remember, this event is particularly aimed at men like the shows promoter, Donald Trump.)

The moment that stole the show, was the response of Miss Utah, Marissa Powell.  The judge asked her:

“A recent report shows that in 40% of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men,” Judge Leakes said. “What does this say about society?”

A reasonable question for a woman who will one day be the future of our country.  Unfortunately Ms. Powell did not have an answer.

“I think we can relate this back to education and how we are continuing to try to strive to — figure out how to create jobs right now, ” Powell said. “That is thebiggest problem and, I think, especially the men are seen as the leaders of this, so we need to — create education better so we can solve this problem.”

The Ministry gives it a 10 for scrambling, a 10 for rambling, and bonus points for using the phrase “create education better.” And add 10 to that for pulling it all off in an evening gown, with a huge smile and big hair. It all adds up to third runner-up.

I agree, we need to ‘create education better.’

I have no desire to make Ms. Powell look foolish, she accomplished that all by herself.  I blame the promoters.  To attempt making this event anything more than it really is, is telling the audience that their IQ is too low to watch it.

It’s a ‘T and A’ event, and nothing more.  It is for voyeurs, and those who lust after gorgeous females.  And there’s nothing wrong with that.  What is wrong is to pretend that it’s anything more than an episode of “Girls Gone Wild,” without showing nipples.

I would pity Ms. Powell, if she deserved it.  It is a beauty pageant, not “Jeopardy.”  She knew it before hand, and obviously believes she had the ‘attributes’ to win; a beautiful face, and an admirable body.

I doubt very much if her inability to answer a question intelligently lost her the contest.  Brains have little value in winning the Miss USA pageant.

James Turnage

The Guardian Express


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