VIDEO: Miss Utah USA, Marissa Powell, stumbles with ‘education better' workplace inequality response

CLEVELAND - Remember Miss South Carolina and her pageant response about U.S. Americans, education and world geography that went viral? She may have a new rival.

One of the contestants at Sunday night’s Miss USA invoked déjà vu for some after her answer to a question about women and income inequality in the final round of this year’s pageant.

Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, selected "Judge 3," NeNe Leakes of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," from cards placed in a fish bowl. Leakes’ question was “A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children women are the primary earners yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?”

This was Miss Utah’s response, which left many going “huh?”:

Mobile users can watch the video here: http://ch7ne.ws/16brYdO

Miss Utah finished as the third runner-up.

The 25-year-old Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady, won the crown.

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