THE BEST ANSWERS
During the 1973 Miss Universe Contest
Q: What’s the difference between being Miss Universe and being a Filipina?
MARGIE MORAN: Being Miss Universe is like having a birthstone, you may lose it. Being a Filipina is like having a birthmark, its forever.”
During the 1994 Miss Universe Contest
Q: How many islands are there in the Philippines?
CHARLENE GONZALES: High tide or low tide?
At the 1993 Miss World Pageant
Q: How would you tell a girl who’s suffering from low self-esteem to feel better about herself?
RUFFA GUTIERREZ: I’ll tell her to believe in herself because it’s not only physical beauty that’s important but also inner beauty. Like what the Little Prince said, “What is essential is invisible to the naked eye.” And I believe that character and personality are more important than physical beauty.
At the Bb. Pilipinas Pageant
RITA GOMEZ (one of the judges): Here’s your question, are you still a virgin?
MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ: If I say I still am, can I bring home the crown tonight?
RITA: Good answer!
MARIA ISABEL: What about you Ma’am, are you still a virgin?
RITA: Hija, I have 5 children with 5 different fathers, and what do you call that, Immaculate Conception?
At 2002 Miss Universe Pageant
Q: What makes you blush?
OXANA FEDOROVA (Miss Russia): When I say the wrong things.
At the 1999 Miss Universe Contest and beating Miss Philippines Miriam Quiambao
Q: Should Miss Universe be allowed to keep her crown if she became pregnant? MPULE KWELAGOBE (Miss Botswana): Personally, I think it should not in any way interrupt her duties. She should be allowed to celebrate her femininity.
At the 1994 Miss Universe Contest
Q: What’s the essence of being a woman?
SUSHMITA SEN (Miss India): Just being a woman is God’s gift. The origin of a child is a mother, a woman. Woman is sharing, she shows a man what sharing, caring, and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman.”
At the 2007 Bb. Pilipinas Pageant
Q: Who are you going to choose? The crown or the lover of your life?
ANNA THERESA LICAROS: That’s a very tough question, I am being put on the spot but if I had to choose, I think I would have to choose the crown. Precisely because it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I believe that I would be able to reach out and touch more people to be of greater service, should I achieve the crown and I am very confident that my love life will be there once the crown is no longer on my head and I’ve passed it on, Thank you.
At 1969 Miss Universe Contest
Q: If the man from the moon landed in your hometown, what would you do to entertain him?
GLORIA DIAZ: I guess since he has been in the moon so long, he would enjoy anything that an ordinary man would.
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