Among the top 15 candidates, here are the 5 most memorable answers in the Miss World PH’s Q and A portion
This year’s Miss World Philippines coronation night at Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center may have lasted 6 hours, but the drive of the candidates to win was unwavered. The queens really stood their ground, remained focused and stood with poise despite the long hours.
The top 15 candidates of the Miss World Philippines 2021 took the stage for the coronation night’s Q&A portion (very) early morning Monday, October 4. The questions and their answers may be different, but the relevance, and delivery are what set these candidates apart from the rest. Here are the ones who stood out.
Danica Dilla, Iriga City
Renato Lee: How would you describe beauty and its importance to a blind person?
Danica: “I would describe beauty to a blind person by letting her or him imagine the love that he or she receives from the surroundings. I think that if we let them feel loved, cared, and respected, then they would be able to see the beauty even if they are not given the chance to see the world.”
Shaila Rebortera, Cebu
Harry Roque: The frontunner in all the surveys for the post of president is a woman. If she were to ask you, should she run for president even if her children are very young, what advice would you give her?
Shaila: “In the modern times right now, a woman is strong and brave in different ways. Other women are strong and brave because they sacrifice their career for their family and if our candidate would like to pursue becoming a president despite sacrificing time for their family in exchange of serving the Filipino people, then I would definitely support that.”
Michelle Arceo, Quezon City
Anna Vicente: Would you rather live in a world without the pandemic or without corruption?
Michelle: “I would pick a world without corruption, because we’re surrounded by it every day and everywhere we look. It can really suffer the lives… people every day suffer from it and it can affect everyday people. If we can eradicate that, we can solve so many problems, and we can get through a pandemic easily the next time we go about it. We, the people, need to be taken care of. Thank you.”
Tatyana Austria, Paranaque City
Albert Kurniawan: In life, what should you follow: Your heart or your mind?
Tatyana: “I believe that there’s a reason God made humans the way we are – with our minds over our hearts, anatomically in the body. So I think we should follow our mind to stay logical, to stick to our cores and values. The mind will ultimately influence the heart, and so that we can live our lives without having to step on other toes of other people, and just to be a true person of purpose, as well.”
Tracy Maureen Perez, Cebu City
Elisse Joson: After we go through this pandemic, what would you want us to learn from it?
Tracy: “After this pandemic, I hope that we never take for granted the family we have, taking care of our health, and taking care of the people that protect us – our leaders, our front liners. We should always give importance to those people. We may not see the efforts that they give out, but most definitely they are our modern heroes, and for that we should always be grateful. We should always stick with them and pray for them.”
Emmanuelle Vera, Taguig City
Bong Revilla: Is it true that all is fair in love and war? And why?
Emmanuelle: “I believe that in love and in war alike that we should always prioritize empathy, and the well-being of other people. So all is not fair if we are stepping on other people’s toes or if we are acting in selfishness and vacant seat. The only way to approach any situation at the optimum levels and to its utmost is if we consider the needs of our fellowmen above our own. And we live to love and serve them and walk in compassion at all times.”