Miss USA 2014 Question and Answer Transcript

Miss Iowa, Carlyn Bradarich  

Would you agree, as what a recent New York Times story suggested, “narcissism is an epidemic” and America’s youth today are turning into a “hyper-entitled, self-absorbed generation.” ?

I actually do agree with that. I think social media and technology has allowed the youth to post pictures of themselves and videos of themselves. That kinda, to me, seems narcissistic.



 

Miss North Dakota, Audra Mari 

Do you think college is still relevant in this day and age considering how hard it is to get a job after graduation, combined with the soaring costs of education?

I do think going to college is relevant at this point. I know my parents’ generation, there was are a lot of people who are extremely successful who never did get a college degree, but in this day and age I know it’s extremely hard to find a job, even after four years of college. So I do think it’s extremely important to go and get your education and, I guess, further your education after high school.

Miss Florida, Brittany Oldehoff

What sets you apart from the other finalists and why should we crowned you as Miss USA?

Well, I have to tell you that being up here is an honor to be with these women. They are absolutely phenomenal and I’ve really gotten to know them over the past couple weeks. However, I think that I’m bringing something new to the table. My father passed away with complications of Crohn’s and colitis, and I’d really love to bring that forward, and raise money and awareness, and bring it home for my dad.

Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez

Why she thought such crimes have been “swept under the rug for so long” and what colleges can do to combat that?

I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public. But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.

Miss Louisiana, Brittany Guidry

Is the government right to release five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in exchange for American POW Bowe Bergdahl?

I am glad that we got our guy back. However, I do not feel it is right that we subject ourselves to these acts of terrorism. I do agree with our guy being back but, however, I do not think that we should subject ourselves.

Miss Georgia, Tiana Griggs

Please say anything you wanted to our political leaders.

I say that we should lead our country by faith. For me, I know that when I go to bed at night I pray for my family as well as the leaders of the country. I think if we pull together and work together, we are able to make more of a difference than setting ourselves apart. That’s what I would say.

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