Tuesday, August 24, 2010

from Miss Universe: a universal message

22-year-old Mexico woman crowned Miss Universe

LAS VEGAS – A 22-year-old Mexico woman won the Miss Universe pageant Monday night after donning a flowing red gown and telling an audience it's important to teach kids family values.

Jimena Navarrete of Guadalajara was first contestant to answer an interview question onstage and the last of 83 standing in the headline-grabbing pageant on the Las Vegas Strip.

"I want to give my parents a big hug," she said at a news conference after the pageant. "There was a lot of effort and a lot of sacrifice."....

Asked by Olympic gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek how she felt about unsupervised Internet use, Navarrete said the Internet is important but parents need to be careful and watch over their kids. "I do believe that Internet is an indispensable, necessary tool for the present time," she said through an interpreter. "We must be sure to teach them the values that we learned as a family."... /

Hurray !
It's a good thing that all the judges appreciated the answer. These Q&A portions can sometimes create
quite a stir.

Btw, our bet Maria Venus Raj, got a tough question:

"What is the one biggest mistake that you have made in your life and what did you do to make it right?"

Her answer: “You know what, sir, in my 22 years of existence I can say that there’s nothing major, major problem that I’ve done in my life because I’m very confident with my family with the love that they are giving to me. So thank you so much that I’m here. Thank you, thank you so much!”

Not so eloquently said but it is a good answer likewise. Anyway, fifth place is already a great achievement. Congrats Venus, we are proud of you too.

1 comment:

sunnyday said...

I find Miss Mexico so pretty and very charming! I got to watch the pageant only when it was broadcast again several hours later. She seems like such a natural person, not affected at all (though I only watched the last hour or 45 minutes -- the male host kind of gave the pageant a less-than-elegant air so it was easy for me to switch channels).

It's funny how some people kept joking that Mexico just got back at the Philippines because our boxer was much better than theirs :-)))) This time their beauty queen beat ours :-)))