If only she had maintained her composure and cool, she could have nailed this one. She was this close!
|Miss Philippines 2010 Venus Raj (source: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs221.snc3/20870_133199553381072_100000730850717_201132_8360180_n.jpg)|
I'm not really sure if I'm going to be happy about the Philippines winning 4th place in the recently concluded Miss Universe 2010 (well to begin with I never expected the Philippines to win anyway except perhaps for the Miss Photogenic award which was won this year by Miss Thailand). Yes it's true that the Philippines (Venus Raj, 22) proved her beauty to the world but the thought of almost being crowned just a few intellectual answers away is really killing me.
Who's she kidding when she answered William Baldwin's question, "What is your major mistake and how did you correct it?" Her answer:
You know what sir, in my 22 years of existence I can say that there is nothing major-major problem that I have done in my life because I am very confident with my family, with the love that they are giving to me so thank you so much that I am here. Thank you thank you so much!
Gosh, the answer didn't even hit the question. So during the coronation, i just hoped that the judges would have considered the tragic hostage taking that took place the night before and somehow give the Philippines a chance to be cast in a better light.
Make no mistake about it. I am proud of what the Philippines has achieved in this pageant. I'm just bitter at the thought that we could have done better. In any case, I salute Venus. You are such a blessing to this country.