"I think she's going to recover really well," Crandall said. "She's going to be able to prove herself. She's not a dumb girl, she had a moment where she flubbed up, her nerves took over, and she's going to have plenty of opportunities to prove she's an educated and motivated girls."
Miss Utah, who was still trending on Twitter a day after her flub, was keeping quiet amid the fallout.
But she did have this to say on her Miss USA page, "It's not all about winning. It's about examining yourself, improving and striving to showcase your individuality."
Powell's viral moment attracted a flood of media attention, and the model and actress tweeted her excitement as she jetted to the east coast Monday in anticipation of appearing on NBC's Today Show.
"Headed to NYC! OMG!" Powell said on her Twitter account, @RealMissUTusa.
Contributing: Associated Press
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