Posts Tagged ‘Binibining Pilipinas’

Binibining Pilipinas Boo Boo

I was having the vacation with my teammates in Dakak when the Binibining Pilipinas 2008 Pageant was aired live on national television over GMA-7.  I don’t know if I have to regret not going back to my room to watch the pageant because there was a MasterCard* event that happened during the question and answer portion. 

The stupid lady who bagged the Ms. World title happened to be the major player in that boo boo.  Being a Filipina, I am definitely sure this is not the kind of representation that I want to have in the international arena.  The classic saying goes ‘what is beauty if the brain is empty’.  The 17 year old UE student, Janina San Miguel is a living testimony to this cliche’.   The grammar is so terrible and she never uttered a sensible answer in phrase (because composing a statement impromptu might be an XTRA challenge to her).

I also don’t know what is wrong with the judges, how can this lady get away with a title given that very senseless answer.   Perhaps the Q&A is just 5% of the total scoring? This ridiculuous beauty pageants are now sticking to what the name suggests.

Here is the transcription of that event:

Paolo Bediones: Janina, how are you?
Janina San Miguel: I’m fine.
Paolo Bediones: Alright, so you won two of the major awards – Best in Long Gown, Best in Swimsuit, do you feel any pressure right now?
Janina San Miguel: No, I don’t feel any pressure right now.
Paolo Bediones: Confident! Alright! Please choose a name of the judge.
Paolo Bediones: We have Miss Vivienne Tan.
Vivienne Tan: Good Evening.
Janina San Miguel: Good Evening.
Vivienne Tan: The question is, what role did your family play to you as candidate to Binibining Pilinas?
Janina San Miguel: Well, my family’s role for me is so important b’coz there was the wa- they’re, they was the one who’s… very… Hahahaha… Oh I’m so sorry, Ahhmm… My pamily… My family… Oh my god… I’m… Ok, I’m so sorry… I… I told you that I’m so confident… Eto, Ahhmm, Wait… Hahahaha, Ahmmm, Sorry guys because this was really my first pageant ever b’coz I’m only 17 years old and ahahaha I, I did not expect that I came from, I came from one of the top 10. Hmmm, so… but I said that my family is the most important persons in my life. Thank you.

*MasterCard events are priceless moments, no amount of money can buy the shame