Por Thatiana Diaz
Updated Enero 28, 2017
Irene Esser
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When it comes to the final question and answer portion in beauty pageants, contestants will either make it or break it for their chance at the crown. This part of the competition has always been known to be the most nerve-wrecking and controversial so there are bound to be mess-ups. Who could forget Miss South Carolina's geography fail at Miss Teen USA 2007?

Before the Miss Universe 2016 competition takes place on Sunday evening, we take a trip down memory lane for some of the best and worst pageant answers of all time. Be sure to rank of your favorites in each category!



The 65th Miss Universe Competition will air live on Sunday, Jan. 29, starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. This year's event will be hosted by Emmy Award winner Steve Harvey with Sport Illustrated cover model and body activist Ashley Graham, who will be live from backstage. The three hour program will include musical performances from Flo Rida and Boyz II Men. Miss Universe 2016 is being held in the Philippines, following the victory of Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines. The winner of Miss Universe will immediately move to New York City and will travel the world for a year representing her platforms and raising awareness and funds for charitable initiatives.