Going viral has its pros and cons, but for Caitlin Upton it was a curse.
Upton was a Miss Teen USA contestant in 2007, but will most likely always be known as the 18-year-old from South Carolina who badly fumbled her answer about education in America. When asked why some Americans couldn't identify their home country on a map, Upton stumbled and said it was because there weren't enough maps to go around...among other reasons.
Footage of her answer quickly spread across the Internet, which caused her to be harshly bullied for years. "I lost a lot of close friends over it—people I'd been friends with since I was 10, people I grew up playing soccer with. One group of girls took me to this party at the University of South Carolina, and I walk in, and the entire USC baseball team surrounded me and bashed me with the harshest, meanest comments I had ever heard," she tells New York Magazine.