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When Asked About Wealth of CEOs at Miss USA Pageant, Miss Texas Offers Unabashedly Pro-Capitalism Answer


"This is the land of opportunity..."

Miss Texas Ylianna Guerra, one of the contestants in Sunday’s Miss USA pageant, just publicly came out as pro-America and an unashamed supporter of the free market.

During the pageant, Guerra was asked about the wealth of CEOs in the United States and whether the government should “impose boundaries on salaries of executives.” Her questioner also pointed out that CEOs earned “around 300 times as much as the average worker salary” in 2014.

Miss Texas responded, "If you work hard enough, you can attain anything. This is the land of opportunity and CEOs -- I believe they work hard enough for their money, so I believe they should be able to attain whatever it is they're working for."

While her answer was praised by many on social media, she later answered another question that had others mocking her.

When asked which woman should become the first female to appear on the $10 bill, Guerra said all of the people currently on U.S. bills are "presidents," and because there are female presidential candidates on both sides, "we should just wait and see."

Twitter users were quick to point out that Benjamin Franklin, whose face is on the $100 bill, and Alexander Hamilton, who appears on the $10 bill, are not presidents.

Miss Oklahoma was ultimately crowned Miss USA on Sunday, and Miss Texas was named first runner-up.


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