Miss Philippines 2010 Answer: Did Venus Raj Answer Wrong? Video
Jimena Navarrete From Mexico Has Won Miss Universe 2010 (Photos Link Below), But Did Miss Philippines 2010 Contestant Venus Raj Give the Wrong Reply to a Judge's Question?
Miss Philippines 2010 contestant Venus Raj was heavily favored to win Miss Universe 2010 on Monday night, especially after the online poll put her in first place going in to the competition. However, the beauty finished in fifth place, and Jimena Navarrete won the crown.
So what went wrong?
Many are wondering if Venus Raj's answer in response to a question from judge William Baldwin may have caused her to lose her standing and her chance of winning.
When asked by Mr. Baldwin "What is the biggest mistake that you’ve ever made in your life and what did you do to make it right?", Venus Raj replied (paraphrased)
"In my 22 years of existence I can say there is nothing major. 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, thank you thank you so much."
Many think this answer essentially brushes off the question as it is expected that in 22 years of life there would be one mistake at least that someone would like to put right.
Jimena Navarrete gave an answer to judge Evan Lysacek's question about unsupervised Internet use that many feel helped her secure the crown. She replied:
“I do believe that Internet is an indispensable, necessary tool for the present time. We must be sure to teach them the values that we learned as a family.”
What do you think of Venus Raj's answer? Do you think she should have said something else?
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