Everyone’s favorite portion of the Miss Universe pageant is the Q & A. To say that pageant fans were disappointed with the candidate’s answers is an understatement. Here is a recap of how the Top 5 finalists fared, plus Amiciness has its own (sometimes comedic and sassy) answers.
First Round: Judges’ Questions
If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a message to a global terrorist, what would you say? – world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao
USA replied: I would just say that I know as Miss USA I can always spread a message of hope and love and peace … to them and everyone else in the world.
Amiciness answers: I will not say anything. I will take the 30 seconds to hear them out. Sometimes, listening is all it takes to end a fight. *pauses* I thank you.
What’s the biggest change you’d like to see for young women in the next generation? – baseball player Giancarlo Stanton
Netherlands stated: I’m an ambassador for child prostitution, and I want child prostitution [to] stop. So that’s what I want for the next generation.
Amiciness answers: Dreams are ought to be limitless. A young girl can still dream to be a beauty queen, a doctor or a loving mother but she should not necessarily stop there. Dreaming is constant. I want young women to never stop dreaming. The journey never stops. Continue learning. Aim high and never ever stop.
If you could remove the swimsuit competition from the Miss Universe pageant, would you and why or why not? – Lisa Vanderpump
Ukraine quipped: If it’s gonna be nice, why not? I feel comfortable in anything.
Amiciness answers: If Miss World did it, why can’t Miss Universe? Thank you and good evening, Doral.
1 of 3 women will experience violence in her lifetime. What can be done to get that number down? – Latino superstar Emilio Estefan
Jamaica answered: Good evening, esteemed judges. Good evening, Doral! Crime is a global phenomenon. It does not just affect just one nation. And we as people of the world should work together to prevent it now.
Amiciness answers: Two freaking words. Women empowerment. Thank you.
What could women learn from men? – professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek
Colombia‘s interpreter said: I believe that women — that’s quite a tough question — I believe there’s still men who believe in equality. And I believe that is what women should learn from men.
Amiciness answers: I believe that for thousands of years, women have already been asked to learn from men, to learn to be or act like men. I think it’s about time we change that, because men do learn a lot from women.
Alternate answer: The world often talks about the unconditional love of mothers to their children but seldom do we hear expressions celebrating a father’s love for his child. For me, a mother’s love is natural as the child comes from her own flesh. On the other end, I want to know how it feels to be able to connect to something external to you.
How a father connects to his new born child. How his love is formed and how it complements its counterpart. (UPDATED)
Second Round: Social Media Question
The same question for all of the finalists: What is the greatest contribution of your country to the entire world? — Maria Navarro Fernandez on Facebook
USA responded: I’m very proud to live in the USA, and am honored to represent it. … We have a wonderful influence on the world, and we can always help other countries if they need our help, and we can give back as much as we can.
Netherlands stated: I’m born and raised in Amsterdam, and Amsterdam is one of the most tolerant cities of the world, … a lot of art and history, and I’m very proud of that.
Ukraine‘s interpreter said: Now we have a very difficult situation in our country. And right now, the very most important contribution is to direct all of our energies to support our army and our people. We have to restore schools, we have to restore kindergartens and orphanages.
Jamaica remarked: We have the home to the legendary Usain Bolt, Bob Marley, who [has] contributed such great music to this world. And we have the fastest man who has been trailblazing the Jamaican flag.
Colombia‘s interpreter mentioned: I believe that my country has been an example to be followed by the rest of the countries. We are persevering people, no matter the obstacle we have in our way, and we continue fighting for that which we want to accomplish. Today, we are world leaders in many different matters. And I am quite proud to represent it before all of you.
Oh, what could, might, should have been if the Philippines got through to the Top 5. This is how I think she might answer:
Philippines could have replied: We, as a nation, are an example of resilience. Whatever super typhoon ravages through our country, we could still bounce back from the calamity together as one. Another thing we have contributed is right there *points to the judges table* Mr. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, who showed us that however many times he falls down, he still gets back up to continue the fight. I thank you.
How would you have answered the social media question? Answer in the comments below.