Janina San Miguel: Strong!
Janina San Miguel has won the crown for Binibining Pilipinas Miss World 2008. A lot of people are contesting her victory. For those who don’t know what I am blabbering about, just watch this Q & A portion
Vivian Tan: The question is, what role did your family play to you as candidate to Binibining Pilinas?
Janina San Miguel: Well, my family’s role for me is so important b’coz there was the wa- they’re, they was the one who’s… very… Hahahaha… Oh I’m so sorry, Ahhmm… My pamily… My family… Oh my god.. I’m… Ok, I’m so sorry… I… I told you that I’m so confident… Eto, Ahhmm, Wait… Hahahaha, Ahmmm, Sorry guys because this was really my first pageant ever b’coz I’m only 17 years old and ahahaha I, I did not expect that I came from, I came from one of the top 10. Hmmm, so… but I said that my family is the most important persons in my life. Thank you
You laughed, didn’t you?Upon watching the video, I pitied and praised her. She sucked big time in Q & A and it was funny, but I didn’t see a stupid woman. I saw a sweet girl who courageously fought her way to the top. A brave girl who was not afraid to stand side by side with contestants from other so-called “good schools”. A humble girl who was not afraid to make mistakes and to apologize. A strong girl that defied the booing of the audience.
Why did Janina win? She got the crown after winning the two major awards re: Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown. Any normal kid would understand 2 over 3 is bigger than 1 over 3.
Before you write insulting comments and call her stupid in YouTube or other forums:You better be sure that:
You can speak English without stammering in front of thousands of booing Filipinos.
Write your comment in English, please.
The Philippines is the 3d largest English-speaking nation in the world. Enough of the exaggeration. A normal Filipino uses Filipino language in his/her daily routine. Not all the 87 million Filipinos speak English. The Philippines is the 11th most populous country in the world and that is not a hyperbole.
This is the trend in the Philippines. Laughing at other people’s grammatical errors. No wonder Filipinos are scared of speaking English. We are good in writing, listening and reading, but not in speaking. However, terms like cono, sosi, sosyal, maarte are some of those brands you will earn from narrow-minded people when you speak perfect English.
What will it be?