Miss SC sets the record straight on statement, apology

By Bill Sharpe – bio | email
By Live 5 News Web Staff – email

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC/WIS) –

Miss South Carolina Brooke Mosteller told Live 5 News’ Bill Sharpe on Thursday that she apologizes for what she said at the Miss America Pageant last week.

In her first television interview, Mosteller said she’s sorry for the comments she made about 20 percent of the state living in mobile homes, and “that’s how we roll.”

“I really am sorry for doing this and for taking that huge, incredible opportunity that those Miss South Carolina judges gave me and entrusted me with to go and represent the state to the best of my ability, and I did it with a lack of judgement,” Mosteller said on Thursday.

Mosteller said she felt uneasy about saying the statement regarding mobile homes on the Miss America Pageant and her “inner voice” told her it was wrong. It was seven seconds she wished she could take back.

“When I would question it or feel a little uncomfortable about it, I would voice my concern, but pretty much everyone I asked about it at the pageant said ‘This is funny and you have a great personality,’” Mosteller said.”I really just should have used my better judgement and really  listened to my instincts that there is a downside to this and it could be offensive to people.”