Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Entertainment: Shamcey Supsup proves that there is more to Philippines than Manny Pacquiao
The contest albeit frustrating for majority of the Filipino people was definitely a good one. The Philippines bet, Shamcey Supsup placed 3rd runner up which was a bit of surprise, considering that she had a good chance of being in the TOP 2 especially after her answer during the Q&A portion for the TOP 5. There were unconfirmed reports that the same sentiment was shared by Oprah Winfrey during her interview with NBC news with regard to the result of the 2011 Miss Universe
"I have reservations with the results. If the only basis is the Q and A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Ms. Philippines deserved to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to rethink of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Ms. Philippines answered straight to the point."
Nonetheless, unconfirmed or not, Shamcey Supsup's win was another testament that the Philippines can compete with the rest of the world when it comes to beauty contests and that there is more to the Philippines than Manny Pacquiao.