06/18/2013 01:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Miss USA Erin Brady Defends Miss Utah, Answers Infamous Flopped Question (VIDEO)

Miss USA Erin Brady joined HuffPost Live Tuesday and defended Miss Utah Marissa Powell, whose infamous flub on a question about the gender pay gap got most of the attention from Sunday night's pageant.

Brady defended Powell, saying that she herself has cracked under pressure before and that the incident will help Powell "grow as a person." Brady added that she saw Powell Tuesday morning and that the newfound viral video star is "handling it very well."

HuffPost Live host Mike Sacks asked Brady to answer the question that Powell messed up. Watch Miss USA answer Miss Utah's botched question above, and watch her full HuffPost Live appearance below:

Glitter! Tiaras! Tears!

Miss USA 2013

CORRECTION: A previous version of this post misstated Marissa Powell's last name as "Holmes." We regret the error.

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