She was the beauty queen who launched a thousand YouTube clicks.
Actually, Caitlin Upton's botched answer during the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant drew millions of internet and broadcast views. With subsequent appearances on MTV's Video Music Awards, Comedy Central's Tosh.0, and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, she hasn't exactly fallen off the map. Now get ready to see her on ... The Amazing Race?
Upton has come a long way since her failed attempt to explain why a fifth of Americans can't locate the US on a world map. She's reportedly joining a CBS show that requires contestants to circumnavigate the globe, possibly visiting South Africa, the Iraq and the Asian countries.
A number of internet sites are buzzing that Upton will compete in the sixteenth edition of the CBS show with her boyfriend, Brent Horne. From South Carolina Local News:
Although the cast has yet to be officially unveiled by CBS (and probably won't be revealed until early January 2010), sleuths at Reality Fan Forum have positively identified the couple after photographic evidence of teams racing through LAX was posted on Saturday, November 28th, the first day of the race in real-time.
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