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Did this really happen? NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 08/31/2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Did this really happen?

NO HOLDS BARRED
Armida Siguion-Reyna
08/31/2010
Miss Universe runner-up Venus Raj is continuously hit left and right even by those hardly able to put subject and predicate together, for her answer to American actor William Baldwin’s question in the final round of last week’s Miss Universe contest about the “one big mistake” she’s ever made in her life and whatever she’s done to “make it right.”

Her response: “Thank you, Sir, for that wonderful question. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Good evening, Las Vegas. You know what, sir, in all my 22 years of existence, I can say that there’s nothing major, major, I mean problem that I have done in my life because I am very confident with my family, with the love that they are giving to me. So, thank you so much that I am here, thank you, thank you so much.”

She finished 4th runner-up, in other words, the 5th loveliest, in a field of 80 contestants. Still she’s pilloried and blamed for not coming up with “a better answer” that could have made her Miss Universe, because, as an idiot said in a blog, “kasi kung nanalo siya, makakalimutan na ng mundo ang ginawang pangho-hostage ni Rolando Mendoza ng mga turistang Chinese.”

When the self-flagellation ends is hard to predict, but enough is enough. Tama na, itigil na, and I daresay my good friend Pete Lacaba feels just about the same. See, in the Internet there’s a Huffington Post article about “Miss Philippines, Maria Venus Raj, (who) is by anyone’s definition fantastically beautiful, poised, and graceful. Many believe she should have won the competition, and she deserves a lot of credit for being the first Filipina since 1999 to make it to the finals. But her flubbed response to the question of what mistake she had made in her life and what would she have done differently apparently cost her the crown.”... MORE

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