Watch Miss Hawai‘i USA Conquer a Controversial Question With Aloha Spirit
Auwē! Miss USA viewers get angry over a question posed to Miss Hawai‘i.
The crown of Miss USA 2016 went to District of Columbia’s DeShauna Barber, but Miss Hawai‘i’s Chelsea Hardin is getting more attention for a controversial question that set the internet ablaze.
Viewers announced their outrage on Twitter and Facebook after judge Laura Brown asked Miss Hawai‘i to reveal her presidential pick (Watch the video above starting at 4:51).
“Would you vote Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for president?” Brown asks. “And why would you choose one over the other?”
Worst. Question. Ever. Good job #MissHawaii for refusing to answer. #MissUSA @DenverChannel https://t.co/5gGdPRvQrt
— Nicole Brady (@NicoleDenver7) June 6, 2016
That was the worst question to give to a contestant and #MissHawaii handled that professionally and the best way possible. #MissUSA
— Ashley Alexiss (@AshAlexiss) June 6, 2016
Very surprised that @MissUSA judges asked #MissHawaii her choice in the presidential race #OffLimits @MissUSA
— Allison Seymour (@Fox5DCAllison) June 6, 2016
Oh damn #MissHawaii got the toughest question but she handled it beautifully. #MissUSA
— Courtney Kerr (@thecourtneykerr) June 6, 2016
The 25-year-old Honolulu resident elegantly answered the inappropriate question.
“All I have to say is that it doesn’t matter which gender; what we need in the United States is someone who represents those of us who don’t feel like we have a voice, those of us who want our voices to be heard,” Hardin answered. “We need a president to push for what is right and push for what America really needs.”
Tomorrow is the big day! Can't believe it's finally here!! Thank you to all my friends and family and sponsors for their love and support! 💗 It's been such an amazing experience and I'm so grateful for this opportunity to represent my beautiful state 💐 Dress: Wardrobe the Boutique in Houston Hair: Albert Luiz @albertluizsalonandspa makeup: Amin Kabani @flawlessbyamin #missusa #roadtomissusa #thetimehascome
A photo posted by Chelsea Keolani Hardin (@chelsea_kh) on
Hardin may have placed as a pageant runner-up, but she proved she was a true winner to her Hawai‘i ‘ohana and outraged viewers across the country.
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