[caption id="attachment_140639" align="aligncenter" width="3028"] Miss USA co-host Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA 2009, Alex Weherley with Miss Rhode Island Anea Garcia during the interview competition of the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle) 


During Sunday's controversial Miss USA pageant, Miss Rhode Island and Miss Nevada answered questions on issues of race.

While they both might be the standardbearers of beauty in America, their answers left a lot to be desired.

Judge Tara Conner asked Miss Rhode Island, "Recently, comedian Jerry Seinfeld spoke out against political correctness in our culture. Do you think political correctness is helping or hurting this country and why?"

"I think it's a balance of both." And then her thoughts seems to have trailed away, when she asked, "can you repeat the question?"

At possibly her brightest point, she said, "We need the people to remind us-- especially politicians to remind us -- when to do right, and when to do wrong."

Next judge Crystal Stewart asked Miss Nevada, "What would you do to improve race relations in the U.S.?"

"What I would do to improve race relations is get more races grouped together and be able to be with each other in a non..." "I think what we need to do is bring..." After beginning through various unfinished thoughts, she settled on one which was shocking and fresh: "We need to be more accepting of each other, and we need to bring people together."