Philippines made it again on the top five of this year's Miss Universe. Ms. Shamcey Supsup, the country's representative, may have not won the crown but she showed the whole world how amazing Fiipinas like her are. If you have seen the live telecast of the pageant earlier, you surely have witnessed how humble she was all through out the awarding. She was so confident and yet, her actions were based on humility. Every time her name was called by the hosts confirming that she belonged to top 16, top 10 and top 5, there was always this "shock" on her face. The way she walked with her long gown was also perfect. Most importantly, her answer on the Q & A portion was really brilliant.
Honestly, I believe that Ms. Shamcey had a big chance on winning the Miss Universe 2011 crown. If the question and answer portion is the final round and the answers of the candidates are the basis for judging, then Philippines will make it. She was the only candidate on the TOP 5 who answered the judge's question without the help on any interpreter. Also, she was straight-forward on what she wanted to say and made use of the 30-seconds time well. Even Oprah Winfrey (via NBC News) said "I have reservations with the results. If the only basis is the Q and A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Ms. Philippines deserved to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to rethink of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Ms. Philippines answered straight to the point."
Nevertheless, I'm still happy that Ms. Philippines made it to the top 5 of Miss Universe 2011. She was the third runner up but in the hearts of many Filipinos, she have won. Congratulations Ms. Shamcey Supsup!
Here's the list of winners:Miss Universe 2011: Miss Angola (Leila Lopes)1st Runner-up: Miss Ukraine (Olesya Stefanko)2nd Runner-up: Miss Brazil (Priscila Machado)3rd Runner-up: Miss Philippines (Shamcey Supsup)4th Runner-up: Miss China (Zi Lin Luo Luo)
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