Miss SC's mobile home comment at pageant raises eyebrows

By Sonya

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A comment made by Miss South Carolina, who is from Mount Pleasant, certainly has people talking.

"The state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile because that is how we roll," said Brooke Mosteller, Miss South Carolina, during her introduction on the Miss America pageant Sunday night on ABC.

"I think it is a poor representation of our state. That is not what we are about," said Cindy Ingels, who lives in Charleston. "We have huge amounts of tourists that come here for the weather and the beaches, so I don't think that portrays South Carolina in the way that maybe would have been a better way to portray it."

"I just thought it was kind of a little vapid. I wouldn't have said it like that especially, 'that's how we roll' isn't very -- she didn't put much thought into that is what I'm thinking right now," said Zach Chamard, a student at CofC.

One person we talked to was just surprised at the statistic itself.

"That's interesting. That's not a number that most people are aware of. I would have thought it would have been five percent or less," said Vaughan Davidson, who lives in Charleston. "I don't know where mobile home parks are, do you? Where are they seriously? I have seen them at the beach."

Of course there were a few that found the comment clever.

"I thought her comment was kind of creative how she made it like a rhyme I guess and then I just really like her. I think she knows what she is going and she does a good job," said Jessica Lassiter, a freshman at CofC.

Susan, a Facebook fan, said, "I thought it was funny and yes, I live in a mobile home. Don't blame her comment for making SC look bad, we have done it to ourselves. SC is a joke and we all know it. Blame our government and our crooked cops in every county."

Another Facebook fan Patri said," It didn't look that offensive, we ARE in a Red State and people just don't get money like some other ones do. Instead of attacking her, push for change? mobile we roll... and yet the idea of being able to get fired with no given reason is not offensive... the right to organize is heavily discouraged and that is not offensive either...WOW."

So while Miss South Carolina didn't win, she certainly made an impression during her short introduction.

We reached out to Miss South Carolina for a comment, but did not hear back.