The Question and Answer (Q&A) portion is one of the anticipated parts of any beauty pageant. Here in the Philippines, we’ve had quite a fair share of the most unforgettable beauty queen answers—from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach‘s “confidently beautiful with a heart” to Miss Universe Philippines 2010 Venus Raj‘s “major, major” epic lines.
But whether we admit it or not, it’s the Q&A ‘jitters’ that entertain us the most.
And because you’re probably asking for it, here are this year’s Binibining Pilipinas Q&A stumbles.
BINIBINI 38 KAREN JUANITA GALLMAN
Gallman received criticism for her response on whether a third restroom should be built for transgenders.
“I definitely agree there should be a third restroom for transgender because us women would like a privacy and also with men, and we have a separate room for the transgender. It just serves as an equality and privatization. Thank you.”
BINIBINI 17 MA. AHTISA MANALO
Manalo was super close to a fail, but she was able to save herself after taking a few breaths. She was asked, “How should a beauty queen respond to ruthless criticism?”
“A beauty queen should always respond to criticisms constructively. We beauty queens are public figures and we put ourselves in a position to be judged. But nonetheless, we should always, we should always filter which comments we should accept and what we should not. Thank you.”
BINIBINI 35 SANDRA LEMONON
The talk of the town yesterday was Lemonon’s honest-to-goodness answer, after she was asked about her insights on the “Build, Build, Build” program of the government.
“The insights of the government’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ program. Actually, I studied so much for this Q&A, but suddenly that’s something that I really don’t know much about. But, at least I’m here trying to answer a good question. Thank you!”
BINIBINI 21 ANJAME MAGBITANG
Magbitang struggled for a response when asked when is the right time to listen and to speak. She failed to finish her statement.
“It’s time to listen if you respect the people who will talk and then you will try to speak after the people who talk to you speak because there must be…The best version…”
What do you think of this year’s Q&A portion of Binibining Pilipinas? Which one of the answers did you like best? Let us know your thoughts and reactions in the comments section below!