The 2011 Miss USA “scholarship” pageant was held last night in Las Vegas. Out of the 51 contestants, only two of them said that they believed in evolution.
Out of all the contestants in last night’s Miss USA pageant, only two affirmed they thought evolution should be taught in schools.
The winner, 21-year-old Alyssa Campanella was one of the two. The rest either confused the question with evolution of species (versus the intelligent design debate), or stated that they thought both should be taught in school, according to Scientific American.
Campanella and Alida D’Angona from Massachusetts were the only two contestants to state that they fully believed in evolution, according to Think Progress.
Can you guess which states the ones who don’t believe in evolution hail from? Here’s a hint:
Perhaps most prominently was Miss Alabama, Madeline Mitchell’s opinion that evolution should flot-out not be taught in schools.