LAS VEGAS – Miss California USA is poking some fun at herself after flubbing a question about the nation’s economic gap during the Miss USA pageant.
Nadia Mejia was widely mocked on social media after stumbling, closing her eyes and pausing when answering the question Sunday about economic inequality.
Mejia answered her critics on Instagram , writing that she was praying to God for the right words and he answered, “It’ll take longer than 30 seconds to answer that babe.” She also posted a video of her singing “I don’t know about the economy” to the tune of the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way.”
Mejia finished in the top 5 of the pageant.
The 20-year-old model is the daughter of 1990s one-hit-wonder singer Gerardo, known for his hit “Rico Suave.”