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Encyclopedia > Caitlin Upton
Caitlin Upton
Beauty pageant titleholder
Birth name: Lauren Caitlin Upton
Birthdate: March 27, 1989 (1989-03-27) (age 19)
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Eye color: Hazel
Hair color: Blonde
Title(s): Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2007
Major Competition(s): Miss Teen USA 2007

Lauren Caitlin Upton (born March 27, 1989) is an American fashion model and beauty queen from Lexington, South Carolina. She is best known for her garbled response to a question that was asked of her during the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant, the video of which has garnered millions of views on websites such as YouTube. For the concept in economics and game theory, see Keynesian beauty contest. ... For other uses, see Birthday (disambiguation). ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... -1... Hazel Eyes redirects here. ... Hair color is the result of pigmentation due to the presence of the chemicals of melanin and phaeomelanin. ... The Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant is the competition that selects the representative for the state of South Carolina in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Miss Teen USA 2007, the 25th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held on August 24, 2007 in Pasadena, California. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... Lexington is a town in Lexington County, South Carolina, United States. ... Miss Teen USA 2007, the 25th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held on August 24, 2007 in Pasadena, California. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...

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Career

Upton became Miss South Carolina Teen USA for 2007 in the November 2006 state pageant. She went on to place fourth in the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant. She gained international notoriety for her convoluted response to a question posed to her during the national pageant. [1][2] The Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant is the competition that selects the representative for the state of South Carolina in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Miss Teen USA 2007, the 25th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held on August 24, 2007 in Pasadena, California. ...


Upton attended Lexington High School where she was an honors student.[1] She has modeled in numerous advertisements for such companies as Nautica and Wrangler and has appeared in national magazines like Seventeen, Cosmo Girl and American Cheerleader. [1] Lexington High School is a public high school located in Lexington, South Carolina, a suburb of the states capitol, Columbia, South Carolina. ... Founded in 1983 by David Chu, Nautica has evolved from a collection of men’s outerwear to a leading global lifestyle brand with products ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection. ... Wrangler is one of the oldest and most popular jeans brands in the world. ... Seventeen is an American magazine for teenage girls. ... Cosmogirl is an American magazine based in New York City. ...


Recently, Upton signed a deal with Donald Trump's modeling agency in New York City, where her assignments could earn her up to $30,000 per day.[3] Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ...


Upton had planned to attend Appalachian State University to study graphic design, but is currently focusing on her modeling career.[4][5][1] Appalachian State University is a public university located in Boone, North Carolina and the sixth largest institution in the University of North Carolina system. ... Graphics are often utilitarian and anonymous,[1] as these pictographs from the US National Park Service illustrate. ...


Upton appeared in Weezer's music video "Pork and Beans," which was released on May 23, 2008 where the microphone she held became a lightsaber. In the same video, she blends "Maps" in a Will It Blend? blender. [6] For the albums, see Weezer (1994 album) and Weezer (2001 album). ... This article is about the weapon in Star Wars. ... Tom Dickson blending golf balls on Will It Blend? Will It Blend? is a viral marketing campaign consisting of a series of 30 second to two minute infomercials demonstrating the Blendtec line of blenders, especially the Total Blender. ...


Famous response

As part of a question and answer portion of the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant, Upton was asked by the questioner Aimee Teegarden, "Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?" Aimee Teegarden, born October 10, 1989 in the Los Angeles suburb of Downey, California, is an American actress. ...


Upton responded:[1]

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our [children].[7][8]

According to YouTube, video clips of her response on the website have had over 35 million views[9][10][11]. It was the site's most viewed video for the month of September 2007. [12] Many YouTube users made their own parodies of the incident. The Yale Book of Quotations designated the response the second most memorable quote of 2007 (Andrew Meyer's "Don't Tase Me, Bro" from the University of Florida Taser incident was first).[13] YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... The Yale Book of Quotations is a quotations collection noted for its focus on modern and American quotations and for its high level of scholarship and reliability. ... Andrew William Meyer (born September 15, 1986[1]) is a 21-year-old fourth-year undergraduate currently doing his journalism major at the University of Florida. ... On September 17, 2007, at 12:00 p. ...


As a guest on NBC's The Today Show, Upton told Ann Curry and Matt Lauer that she was "overwhelmed" when asked the question and didn't comprehend it correctly [1]. The Today Show hosts gave Upton another opportunity to answer the question and she responded: This article is about the television network. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is a news anchor on NBCs morning television program Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. ... Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBCs The Today Show (since 1994)[2] after being a news anchor in New York [3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. ...

Well personally, my friends and I, we know exactly where the United States is on our map. I don't know anyone else who doesn't. And if the statistics are correct, I believe there should be more emphasis on geography.[14]

Both Curry and Lauer, along with unseen Today Show crew members, applauded her response.[15]


Upton also attended the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, where she performed a parody of her famous response. The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards took place September 9, in Las Vegas at The Palms. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Celizic, Mike. "Miss South Carolina Teen USA explains herself - Caitlin Upton botched the map question because she was ‘overwhelmed’", MSNBC, August 28, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Miss Teen South Carolina makes her mark with flubbed response to geography question", International Herald Tribune / Associated Press, August 28, 2007. 
  3. ^ staff. "Miss Teen USA South Carolina signs up with Trump", News Limited, September 20, 2007. 
  4. ^ Price, Mark. "Beauty queen seems to be trumping her pageant goof", Detroit Free Press, December 27, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Q&A Caitlin Upton", The State. Retrieved on 2007-09-04. 
  6. ^ "New Weezer Music Video: “Pork and Beans” Starring Caitlin Upton", COED Magazine date= May 23, 2008. 
  7. ^ Adams, Richard. "Now, where is America anyway?", The Guardian, August 27, 2007. 
  8. ^ Thomas, Karen. "That wasn't Miss South Carolina's final answer", USA Today, August 29, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question", YouTube. 
  10. ^ *"Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question 2", YouTube. 
  11. ^ *"Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question 3", YouTube. 
  12. ^ Most Viewed Videos: this month. Youtube.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-08.
  13. ^ Spiegelman, Arthur. ""Don't Tase Me, Bro!" tops '07 memorable quote list", Reuters, December 19, 2007. 
  14. ^ "Pageant Contestant Re-Answers Question", The Washington Post / The Associated Press, August 28, 2007. 
  15. ^ Silverman, Stephen M.. "VIDEO: Miss S.C. Teen USA Says 'I Made a Mistake'", People Magazine, August 28, 2007. 

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External links

  • Miss South Carolina Teen USA official website
  • Miss Teen USA official website
Preceded by
Brittany Smith
Miss South Carolina Teen USA
2007
Succeeded by
Brittany Pjetraj
RPM Productions
Titleholders 2007
Miss Louisiana USA
Elizabeth McNulty
Miss Louisiana Teen USA
Logan Travis
Miss North Carolina USA
Erin O'Kelley
Miss North Carolina Teen USA
Katie Coble
Miss South Carolina USA
Ashley Zais
Miss South Carolina Teen USA
Caitlin Upton
The Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant is the competition that selects the representative for the state of South Carolina in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Elizabeth McNulty, Miss Louisiana USA 2007 The Miss Louisiana USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Louisiana in the Miss USA pageant. ... Elizabeth Bienvenu McNulty is a beauty queen from Lafayette, Louisiana who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2007. ... The Miss Louisiana Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Louisiana in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss North Carolina USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state North Carolina in the Miss USA pageant. ... Erin OKelley (born 1986) is a beauty queen from Asheville, North Carolina who has competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant and will compete for the Miss USA title in 2007. ... Katie Coble, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2007 The Miss North Carolina Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of North Carolina in the Miss Teen USA pageant and is part of the RPM Productions group. ... Amanda Pennekamp, Miss South Carolina USA 2004, competes as Miss Earth USA in the swimsuit competition at Miss Earth 2006 The Miss South Carolina USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state South Carolina in the Miss USA pageant. ... Ashley Zais (born March 12, 1987) is a beauty queen from South Carolina who will compete in the Miss USA pageant in 2007. ... The Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant is the competition that selects the representative for the state of South Carolina in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ...

 
 

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