Twitter Questions to Stump Miss USA
by Leslie Meredith, TechNewsDaily Senior Writer
May 29 2012 07:40 PM ET
CREDIT: Miss Universe Organization
At the 2012 Miss USA competition, the swimsuit portion could be upstaged by the final interview segment of the show. The last question will come from a tweet submitted by a viewer.
Once the most ho-hum segment of beauty pageants, the interview question gained worldwide attention in 2007 — not because of the topic but because of Miss Teen South Carolina's rambling, audience-baffling answer about maps, South Africa and "the Iraq."
No doubt tweeters will have a field day with the opportunity posed by the Miss USA competition and will come up with both earnest and a few snarky questions. In the meantime, we've proposed a few tech-related questions — and the worst-case answers if a contestant isn't particularly tech-savvy.
Q. What makes a video go viral?
A. "Viral diseases are a very big problem in this country, such as the terrible swine flu epidemic. I still wear a mask whenever I travel."
Q. How has Facebook contributed to the family?
A. "Facebook has really helped my family and me learn about political issues in this presidential election year. One of my biggest fans, Anthony Weiner — the senator — has just asked my advice on his next campaign." [How to Avoid a Twitter Scandal ]
Q. Twitter was the source of this question. Do you tweet?
A. "Yes, I do. I have been studying birds and their calls since I was a little girl. Would you like to hear the call of the orange-crowned warbler?"
Q. How have apps like Farmville influenced the average American?
A. "It makes people, like, my daddy, know more about the corn that feeds every American so we don't starve and can still be free and God bless." [How Facebook Changed Gaming ]
Want to participate? Tweet your question using #AskMissUSA beginning today (May 30) and throughout the two-hour program, scheduled to be aired live on Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET.