Apparently Lauren Upton is one of the 20% of Americans who don’t own maps. Or something.
From the Miss Teen USA Pageant (24 August 2007):
â€œRecent polls have shown a fifth of Americans canâ€™t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?â€
Miss South Carolina, Lauren Caitlin Upton:
â€œI personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation donâ€™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 US should help the US, uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.â€