Basically, Marissa Powell, 20, tried to answer the question but got lost in her own thoughts before awkwardly laughing and moving on. When asked about the flub, NeNe was remarkably compassionate, telling People Magazine, “We all make mistakes that often result in a miscommunication.”
And despite the embarrassing mishap, NeNe is confident that Marissa will bounce back and do great things with her life. “Unfortunately, Miss Utah's error was very public. I'm confident she will use this experience and learn from it. Hopefully with all the attention she's getting ... she can turn this negative into a positive.”
Check out the unfortunate blunder below and then tell us your thoughts!