Miss South Carolina said THAT?

Columbia - The StateSeptember 15, 2013 

Miss America Preliminaries

Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller, waves during the preliminary competition of the Miss America Pageant at Boardwalk Hall on Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. )

BEN FOGLETTO — AP

NEW: Watch Stephen Colbert comment on Brooke Mosteller's introduction on Monday's "Colbert Report." Click here.

Brooke Mosteller, the Mount Pleasant woman who represented Miss South Carolina in Sunday’s Miss America pageant, failed to make the semifinals of the competition.

Mosteller’s introduction at the beginning of Sunday’s broadcast raised a few eyebrows. “I’m from the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile because that’s how we roll..." immediately bristled Twitter fans watching the pageant.

To be fair, other Miss America contestants introduced themselves similarly. The show will begin with the traditional parade of states, where each contestant briefly introduces herself and her state, usually in a humorous or attention-grabbing manner. Take Miss Kentucky's intro, for example: 

“From the home of fast horses and beautiful women – better not get those two things mixed up – I'm Jenna Day, Miss Kentucky!” she said during preliminary rehearsals. 

The pageant introductions have been offbeat for years.

2010: "From the state where its still against the law to keep a horse in your bathtub, I’m Kelly Sloan, Miss South Carolina!”

2011: "I like to solve a puzzle...From the home of Vanna White," (Desiree Puglia)

2012: "Home of America's first opera [sings], I am Miss South Carolina, Bree Boyce."

2013: "From the state where we use sushi as bait, and, no, y'all are the ones with the accent..." (Ali Rogers)

A little bit of the reaction on Twitter Sunday evening:

@codysargent tweeted: "20% of our homes are mobile and this intro is 100% embarrassing"

Kimberly Pollard tweeted: “So much to be proud of in our beautiful state and Miss South Carolna chooses mobile homes in her introduction.”

Davis Simpson tweeted, “According to the U.S. Census data, only 17.6 percent of South Carolinians live in mobile homes .. so yea, there’s that.”

Find more reaction from Twitter in our Storify compilation. Mobile users, click here.


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