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Ms. Philippines Wows Them All!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 2:30 AM
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Precious Lara Quigaman (Ms. Philippines)
Miss International 2005
[Photo courtesy of CebuCentral.Com Blog]

(Received from an email forward.)

Beauty aside, Miss Philippines' performance in the Q&A portion was what probably made the judges ultimately decide in her favor:

Q: "What do you say to the people of the world who have typecasted (sic) Filipinos as nannies?"

A: "I take no offence on being typecasted as a nanny. But I do take offence that the educated people of the world have somehow denegrated the true sense and meaning of what a nanny is. Let me tell you what she is. She is someone who gives more than she takes. She is someone you trust to look after the very people most precious to you -- your child, the elderly, yourself. She is the one who has made a living out of caring and loving other people. So to those who have typecasted us as nannies, thank you. It is a testament to the loving and caring culture of the Filipino people. And for that, I am forever proud and grateful of my roots and culture."

And as the email goes, insert the most thunderous of thunderous applause here.

I don't know about you, but I am impressed. Very much so.

Bravo to Ms. Precious Lara Quigaman. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

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Blogger ia @ 10/19/2005 2:43 AM

Yup, except for the typecast thing. Tsk tsk. :)

Can we help it if some of the best traits the Filipino supposedly has are seen in caregivers and yayas?

But on the other hand, that's oversimplifying things. At least, in beauty contests, its the idealistic answers that woo bigger crowds.    



Blogger Corsarius @ 10/19/2005 2:50 AM

"At least, in beauty contests, its the idealistic answers that woo bigger crowds."

You hit it right-on. I remember now years back, didn't Miriam Quiambao's Q&A answer pale to that of the eventual Ms. Universe winner? That's why she ended up being 1st Runner-Up. I thought the Q&A section determined the final placings that year.    



Blogger ia @ 10/22/2005 12:56 AM

I just learned they wrote their answers down instead of doing the mini-speech thing. Call me jaded twice over but that makes the feat much less sparkly than projected.

Again, tsk tsk.    



Blogger Corsarius @ 10/25/2005 4:42 AM

Really now? No way! :( I admit, it does remove a li'l bit of the sparkle. If the whole 'non-speech q&a' thing is true.

But then, oral answer or written answer, the answer itself still astounds. :)    



Blogger tweety @ 11/01/2005 9:38 PM

It's a great answer, no doubt... But the whole question and answer might have been a hoax.
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/3635/    



Blogger Corsarius @ 11/02/2005 12:43 PM

i read the article. if it's a hoax, then that is so sad. why would anyone make up such a thing?    



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