The only thing more awkward than Bret Michaels’ bandanna and lack of hosting ability from last night’s Miss Universe pageant was the final answer provided by the proud representative of the Philippines, Venus Raj.
Raj made it all the way to the final five until the doomsday device for beauty pageant dreamers known as the final question was dropped by a random Baldwin brother on her poor beautiful head. So what did whichever Baldwin it was ask Raj that was so difficult to answer? Here is the question before I show you the video:
What is one big mistake that you have made in your life and what did you do to make it right? – William (oh that one) Baldwin
Did they get these questions from the HR lady at my old job? Anyways, here is what Miss Philippines had for an answer followed by a full transcript:
“Thank you so much sir for that wonderful question. Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Good evening Las Vegas! You know what sir in my 22 years of existence I can say there is nothing major major, I mean problem that I have done in my life because I am very confident with my family with the love that they are giving to me. So thank you so much that I am here!” – Miss Philippines 2010: Venus Raj
I loved the look on random Baldwin’s face, but I especially loved the look on Bret Michaels’ face because it was the same sort-of-not-there glaze he had all night. Some of her answer can be explained away due to difficulty with the English language but even then it was pretty rough. Sadly, Raj did not win following the final Q&A as the crown was awarded to Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete.
I do have a good idea as to how Venus Raj made the final five though. This would be my second favorite part of beauty contests, the swimsuit portion! Here are some parting shots of Miss Philippines 2010 so that we’ll all remember her not for her mistake about a lack of a mistake but instead for her bangin’ bod!
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