I am happy that my very own, Miss Philippines (Maria Venus Raj), is one of the Five Finalists and is titled as Miss Universe 4th runner-up. Though she didn't make it to the very top, I am still proud of her. Just imagine how many contestants competed earlier and she managed to be on that place. That was a tough job for the 22 yr-old who've had several unflattering experiences after winning Binibining Pilipinas.
Filipinos are celebrating but there are some who are not happy with her answer and keep on complaining like she did a huge mistake. Yes, she could have made it but being on that stage was never an easy job. Her answer was incoherent to the judge's question. Besides, the question itself is not a question that should be asked in a prestigious International beauty pageant, I think. Let's leave it like that and I hope Filipinos won't make it as a trend joke. Before you do, think of yourself being in her shoe. You'd probably not make it.
Congratulations, Miss Maria Venus Raj!
photo from Yahoo!
3rd runner-up - Miss Ukraine