Is she because of her beauty over intelligence? Or, is she a celebrity maps spokeswoman? All because of her strange and confusing response at Miss Teen USA Pageant has become the talking point. After the event, she said, ’she was simply lost her train of thought and overwhelmed by her national television appearance.’

In today morning talk show, a do over for Lauren Caitlin Upton to redeem herself by answering it right. So the same infamous question was to put her again: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?”

Then at the Miss Teen USA 2007, her answer was: “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as, uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the U.S.

Now she was ready and her answer was: “Personally, my friends and I, we know exactly where the United States is on a map,” she said. “I don’t know anyone else who doesn’t. If the statistics are correct, I believe there should be more emphasis on geography in our education so people will learn how to read maps better.”

Miss Teen USA 2007 – South Carolina on Today show
Check it out here for her answering right at talk show video clip. Somehow, she has revived the interest in geography and boosts up world geography site statistic.