Wednesday, September 14, 2011
"Miss Universe 3rd Runner Up... Ms. Philippines, Shamcey Supsup!". After hearing that announcement, I was a bit disappointed. I was really expecting that our candidate, Shamcey Supsup, is going to take home the Ms. Universe crown!
A lot of people questioned the result of the beauty pageant. Why not Shamcey when she was the only one who didn't have an interpreter, answered the question with confidence and delivered the best answer during the Q&A portion of the beauty pageant? Even Oprah had this to say:
"If the only basis is the Q&A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Ms. Phils. deserved to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to rethink of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Ms. Phils. answered straight to the point." -Oprah Winfrey (via NBC News)
Here was the question and Shamcey's answer during the Q&A portion:
If you would have to change your religious beliefs, would you marry the man you love? Why or why not?
"If I would have to change my religious beliefs, I would not marry the person I love. Because the first person I love is my God who created me. I have my faith, my principles. And if that man really loves me, he should also love my God."
A lot of us, especially we Filipinos, expected that our candidate is going to win. She sounded very confident and was really very beautiful every time she walks on the stage. She has that grace that everyone may have noticed.
I don't know what happened with how the judges scored the pageant. I'm still proud that another Filipina has been recognized all over the Universe. Even though she wasn't able to take home the crown, she's the most beautiful. And for us Filipinos, Shamcey Supsup is our Ms. Universe! :)