The question-and-answer portion is probably the most awaited part of any beauty pageant. They say this is the deciding moment, where grace under pressure becomes a girl’s best friend.
As we await for the 2014 coronation night, Pageant Focus rounded up some of the most entertaining pageant answers from Bb Pilipinas. Some are downright hilarious but became winning answers.
Melanie “Long-legged” Marquez, 1979
Q: Are you willing to change your legs with the one million insured legs of Angie Dickinson?
A: I won’t change my legs because I am contented with my long legged.
Maria Isabel “Virgin” Lopez, 1982
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Q (asked by actress Rita Gomez): Here’s your question, hija, Are you still a virgin?
A: If I say I still am, can I bring home the crown tonight?
Judge: Good answer!
Maria Isabel: What about you Ma’am, are you still a virgin?
Judge: Hija, I have 5 children with 5 different fathers, and what do you call that, Immaculate Conception?
Jeannie “Quiet Please” Anderson, 2006
Q: If you were given a chance to become beautiful but not too smart or very smart but not too beautiful, what would you prefer to be and why?
A: Well, um, quiet please! Okay. Well, I’d rather choose to be, uh, beautiful. Um, because, um, to be beautiful like, um, it’s natural. But, um, being smart you can learn. You can learn, um, a lot of things. You can learn from the experience. You can learn a lot of things to be smart.
Janina “I don’t feel any pressure right now” San Miguel, 2008
Host: So you won two of the major special awards…do you feel any pressure right now?
A: No, I don’t feel any pressure right now!
Then she was asked to pick the name of the judge who would ask her the question.
Q: The question is, what role did your family play to you as candidate to Binibining Pilipinas?
A: Well, my family’s role for me is so important because there was the wa- they’re, they was the one who’s very (laughs). Oh I’m so sorry. Um, my family, my family. Oh my god. I’m…
Host: Pwede ka magtagalog. Okay lang.
A: Ok, I’m so sorry. I, I told you that I’m so confident… Eto, um, wait… (laughs). Um, sorry guys because this was really my first pageant ever because I’m only 17 years old and (laughs) 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.
Angelee Claudette “Example of beautiful people of the Philippines” Delos Reyes, 2012
Judge: Good evening. How are you?
A: Good evening. I’m so fine and I feel so great that I’m one of the finalists. And I feel so excited that one life will be changed tonight.
Judge: Wow, you answered the question before I asked! Let me try…How would you show to the rest of the world that it’s more fun in the Philippines?
Answer: I can show to the world that it’s more fun in the Philippines because I am a nurse by profession and I decided to stay in the Philippines because we have a very beautiful geographical setting which we can travel through land, air and seas. And I think that we have beautiful people and standing here in front of you right now is an example of the beautiful people of the Philippines.