Sunday night, Miss Connecticut Erin Brady was crowned Miss USA, but she’s not the contestant receiving all of the attention this morning. In a painfully awkward moment, Miss Utah Marissa Powell stumbled while trying to answer the question of why women earn so much less than men do.


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“I think we can relate this back to education ... and ... how we are ... continuing to try to strive to [long pause] figure out how to try to create jobs right now.”

And the answer didn't end there. (Watch her full answer in the clip above.)


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Megyn Kelly, sitting in for Gretchen on Fox and Friends this morning, sympathized with Powell, saying pageant organizers shouldn’t have asked her to answer such a complicated question in 30 seconds.

“Having worked in live TV for some time, I can say, ‘Sister, I feel ya.’”