The recently concluded Miss World 2016 beauty pageant shall be remembered as one of the pageants in history in which the best deserving candidate who gave the best answer was not bestowed the crown.
All top five candidates during the final Q&A portion of the contest – considered to be the ultimate component that will determine who shall be crowned as Miss World – gave pretty good responses to the question thrown at them by previous Miss World winners. These past winners including the lady host (Miss World 2013 from the Philippines) who carried the imaginary burning torch of the pageant were still impressively beautiful.
During the final Q&A, one lady stood out to be the best among all these pretty candidates. The whole world in fact loved the answer articulated by Ms. Philippines.
It was sincere, gentle and well composed. It was so damn good, genius and impressive. I could not see myself being able to organize such a metaphoric, to the point of poetic, type of thinking. Too bad judges settled for a shallower and simpler type of response. Thus, the crown goes to Ms. Puerto Rico.
I heard and read in social media, that Filipino netizens were truly upset about the outcome of this year’s Miss World pageant. A lot of Filipinos tagged the pageant as this year’s the best cooking show in the world.
I guess, we Filipinos have the right to feel such. I know we Filipinos will not berate or react this way if we know that the winner truly deserves to win. Cases in point were the close wins of Shamcey Supsup the Miss Philippines during the 2011 Miss Universe pageant as won by Ms. Angola and that of Ariela Arida’s time during 2013 Miss Universe when the crown was given to Ms. Venezuela. We Filipinos simply accepted the fact that these ladies were indeed deserving of their title and can indeed continue carrying the pageant’s flaming torch.
But we were similarly upset, annoyed and agitated when Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon who gave an impressive answer than Ms. USA but the latter was adjudged as 2012 Miss Universe.
And for this year’s version of Miss World, it was truly disappointing. And being so upset and putting a pinch of metaphor on my disappointment, I would love to grab the imaginary flaming torch that Miss Philippines was talking about and throw it so freaking hard at the judges so as to burn them to smithereens!
Booo! Nasaan ang hustisya?!