So all of us saw the Miss Universe 2015 fiasco.
A lot of us felt bad for Miss Colombia. Her glory lasted but a few minutes.
Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, was crowned Miss Universe 2015 amidst confusion and embarrassment.
The rationality of participating in a competition that judges you based on your looks and body for the most part of it, escapes me. Yes, they test your intellect, but we all know they don’t care! How the winner works for noble causes, is unclear. At least to me.
A Miss Universe would be a woman who’d be a shining example for the rest of her kind. She is someone who doesn’t compete to be tagged the most drool-worthy object on stage. She is not shallow. She doesn’t tie her self worth to her physical beauty. And, most important of all, she has made a difference in the world. Now that person can be crowned Miss Universe, and fittingly so. But then this is my opinion.
But hey, not many noticed how well the women reacted. Especially the comforting back rub that the Former Miss Universe (dunno her name) gave Miss Colombia (Ariadna? Adriana? No clue). Pia was nonplussed too, and it took her a while to realize what was happening. Again, for someone who has looked defeat in the eye more than once, this should mean celebration. Exhilaration. But she was sensitive. She managed to restrain herself from celebrating. She was happy, that much was visible from her smile. She accepted the crown in a tizzy, and she was also feeling bad for Miss Colombia. She didn’t jump, or scream in delight. In fact, you could see the rest of the contestants cheering her on.
Look at that endearing expression of disbelief: