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Miss South Carolina issues apology following 'mobile' home joke

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Brooke Mosteller Brooke Mosteller
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Miss South Carolina Brooke Mosteller issued a statement Wednesday afternoon apologizing for a joke she told during her introductory statement at the Miss America Pageant.

In her statement, Mosteller says her joke about the number of people living in mobile homes was a collective decision with the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization "in an attempt to be creative and humorous."

"We regret this was perceived as insensitive and we apologize to our fellow South Carolinians who may have been offended," said the statement. "South Carolina is an amazing place with its loving people, resplendent history, positive business climate, vibrant culture, and beautiful natural resources."

Mosteller definitely found a way to stand out from the crowded field. 

"I'm from the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile, because that's how we roll," she said.

The statement quickly gained steam on social media.

Mosteller failed to advance to the competition's semifinals. Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, took top honors in the competition.

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