Tuesday, August 24, 2010


My blog's title "Miss Universe" is not in anyway influenced by Donald Trump's annual beauty pageant. A former colleague used to call me "Miss U" because she likes seeing me wear high heels in the office and that perhaps I always say "miss you". Also, I use the word "universe" in most of my entries so I thought it is just appropriate to adopt the title Miss Universe.

Wala lang.

Anyway, Venus Raj, the controversial beauty queen from our archipelago won 4th runner up from the recently concluded Miss Universe 2010 pageant and many claims that she has gotten the crown in the bag until the question and answer portion. Masyado lang siya siguro na-overwhelm sa "this is the moment" moment niya. Whatever.

I just want to play around so here are three versions of how three different Filipinas may have answered William Baldwin's question.

Question: What is one big mistake that you did in your life? And what did you do to make it right?

original version 

Venus Raj, Bb. Pilipinas Universe, Miss Universe 2010 Beauty Pageant:

answer: In my 22 years of existence, there is nothing major, major problem that I have done in my life. Because I am very confident with my family and the love they are giving to me. So thank you so much.

 movie version

I remember watching this before just because we only had Channel 2 in the province before.

Jolina Magdangal, actress, Labs Kita Okay Ka Lang? (1998)

answer: “Oh yes, kaibigan mo ako. Kaibigan mo lang ako…. And I’m so stupid to make the biggest mistake of falling in love with my best friend.”

syempre pa, I should have my own version

Kristina Bacud, feeling beauty queen, Little Miss Sampaguita 1990 Beauty Pageant

answer: My biggest mistake is being too lazy to brush my teeth because see now, I can not even smile in the picture because if I did you will see rainbow-colored teeth. I think I will wear braces in the future and I will use my prize to pay my dentist.

The best unpretentious, most sincere answer goes to (drum roll): Me! syempre naman!
I won the crown that night - my first and last and only.
Bata pa lang ako, hot na.=p

Venus Raj, take it from a 5-year old.

I thank you.

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