Continuing to count down the dumbest moments of the decade, we bring you:
#8) US Americans cannot believe answer given by beauty pageant contestant such as regarding South Africa and the Asian countries so we can build up our future for our children.
She is Lauren Caitlin Upton. While there have been others who've been named Miss Teen South Carolina, she alone will hold the title in our hearts forever. The question she was asked: "Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?" Now let's watch one more time, shall we?
It's not easy to look stupid when you are standing right next to a cast member of Saved By The Bell, but boy, does she pull it off.
It's only fair to mention that she was an honor student who correctly answered the question later on both network and cable television, largely because Americans are the kind of people who are tirelessly willing to offer sexy blonde models a second chance at success. Or a third. Or a fourth. That's just the kind of people we are. For further evidence of this, it's been rumored that Catie will be appearing with her boyfriend on an upcoming season of The Amazing Race, a gig she received as yet another testament to the endlessly forgiving spirit of the American people. Either that, or a bunch of producers thought it would funny to watch her attempting to read a map.