So I finally watched the Miss Universe pageant Tuesday night and obviously I have to comment. Actually I wasn’t going to say anything until www.people.com decided to share Miss Mexico’s pre-pageant interview.
Before the Finals had even taken placed I knew she was one of my favorites. Thank you Facebook, and the Director of Miss Universe Canada for being my friend. I pre-judged based on his personal photos of the Vegas pageant activities.
Here are some of the interviews…
Puerto Rico – My Favorite
I liked Ireland until I watched her video. She just doesn't sound as I imagined she would.
What kind of car does she have?
Okay now i'll answer them because I'm selfish and like to be included in everything.
Being a woman, what piece of advice you would give to a man?
It’s the LITTLE things that matter. And holidays are for making girls feel like princesses.
What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
Well I’m going to go with a materialistic gift, obviously. I would say that the best gift I’ve ever received would be a diamond necklace with matching diamond earrings from my Man. It’s the best gift because it was the first Christmas I spent without my family and it showed me how serious he was. A gift is only special if it has meaning. Non-materialistic? My FAMILY.
What is the worst date you’ve ever been on?
I went on a date with this guy, I won’t mention any names, and he KEPT trying to make out with me. I felt like I was being mauled. The entire time I was plotting an escape that wouldn’t come off as completely rude. “Well it’s been a pleasure. I know we’ve only been hanging out for 10 minutes, but I think I better call it a night.”
My lion, car starter, sheep, rocket and COW (can you believe that one?) need some work so i'll save those for a another blog day, like my last blog post ever. Now I’m not sure who created these “questions” but the sound effect portion sure did wonders for pageant stereotypes. I wonder if they would have sounded smarter being asked to name the table of elements backwards while jumping up and down?
I don’t know about you but I have always felt that the non-English speaking contestants have an advantage. I mean for one, they understand English enough to get the just of the question, giving them extra time to prepare while the translator repeats it. Two, I highly doubt the translator includes foreign umm’s, uhhh's and likes. Three, none of the English judges can tell whether they’re stumbling on words or if in fact they are words. And four, how can you be nervous when no one understands what you're saying AS you say it? If someone asked me to give a bunch of german people a speech in english I would be completely relaxed.
It's settled, I'm signing up for foreign pageants.