Posted Tuesday, June 18th 2013 @ 7am
Miss Utah Marissa Powell is blaming her epic Q&A fail at the Miss USA pageant on a bad case of nerves. Sources tell TMZ the beauty queen is "beyond humiliated" after babbling that "we need to see how to create education better" while attempting to answer a question about salary inequality for women. Now Marissa's telling pals she was so nervous that she spaced out during the question, and never really heard it. But instead of asking the judge to repeat the question, Marissa decided to fake an answer, but that didn't work out so well.