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Legendary Miss South Carolina Teen USA contestant Caite Upton to host golf show

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One of the biggest stars of the Internet meme age has to Caite Upton. Going back then as Caitlin Upton, the former Miss South Carolina Teen USA contestant became a worldwide and unwanted phenomenon due to her absurdly hilarious response to a question during the 2007 Miss Teen USA Pageant.

For those who somehow are not one of the people who have propelled her infamous video to over 61,000,000 views on YouTube, Upton had the following response to a question, “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?” (via Wikipedia):

“I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, uh, people out there in our nation don’t have maps and, uh, I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future [for our children].”

And the above-mentioned video in all its awkward glory.

Heh. Never gets old.

Getting older and apparently getting better, though, is the now-25-year-old Miss Upton. Going as Caite nowadays instead of Caitlin, Upton will serve as co-host of “Off Par with Matty Blake” on the Back9 Network, airing weeknights at 8 p.m. ET.

Perhaps revealing how she got the gig in the first place — above and beyond her, uh, or, uh, broadcasting talents — below are the photos on Upton’s bio page on back9network.com.

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Her bio touts her surprisingly extensive experience in front of the camera.

Upton has worked as a television host and on-air correspondent on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Ridiculousness” with Rob Dyrdek and on “Tosh.0.” She has also been featured in national commercials for Nikon, Carl’s, Jr., Wonderful Pistachios and Verizon, and in print for Maxim, Bebe, People Magazine, Cosmo, Abercombie and more.

Best of luck to Upton in her new endeavor. Everybody deserves a second chance, especially U.S. Americans who have given the world so much by teaching us so much about ourselves while saying so little.

[Golf.com]