The Q&A portion is the make-or-break moment for every Miss Universe Philippines 2022 hopeful. As pageant fans would say, it's the best time for underdogs to shine and frontrunners to show their rightful bid for the crown. Curious who stood out this year? Scroll ahead for the complete transript of this year's top five ladies' answers.
Read the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Top 5 Question & Answer Portion transcript below:
Miss Misamis Oriental, Annabelle McDonnell
QUESTION: What is your biggest insecurity and how do you address it?
ANSWER: "My socio-economic status has been one of the biggest insecurities that I've had. Seven years ago I was just a meager marginalized orphan, starving and trying to make her way through, but now, you see me, when you see me, think about how I've worked hard and studied even harder to be here and to aspire to conquer the universe."
Miss Makati, Michelle Marquez Dee
QUESTION: What is your greatest fear and how do you try to overcome it?
ANSWER: "Honestly my greatest fear is making a fool out of myself sometimes. But I conquer that by always putting myself in that kind of similar situation. Actually, just joining a pageant was something that I was very scared about because of the pressure, but I'm standing here hoping to be your next Miss Universe so that I can make my country proud once again. Ang minamahal kong Pilipinas."
Miss Taguig, Katrina Llegado
QUESTION: If you could teach Filipinos one thing, what would it be and why?
ANSWER: "It would be: start loving yourself. Me, as a person, I have a lot of flaws. I am not perfect. And I may not be the perfect Miss Universe, but I am here trying to conquer my fear, trying to be a better person, and pageantry really helped me to be a transformed women, to be truly uniquely beautiful. And I think that is what I be having in Miss Universe. That is my greatest- [time limit reached]."
Miss Pasay, Celeste Cortesi
QUESTION: If you could stop time for a day, how would you spend it?
ANSWER: "If I could stop time, I would spend it with my family, especially my mother. It's been two years that I didn't see my family because they live in Italy and I came here in the Philippines just by myself. So if I had a chance to spend one day I would definitely be with my mom and I would just tell her how much I love her and I miss her."
Miss Bohol, Pauline Amelinckx
QUESTION: What is that one life-changing decision that you've made and what was its impact on your life?
ANSWER: "The life-changing decision that I've made was to join Miss Universe Philippines again. Despite being bashed for my body, being doubted by people, I found strength in myself. And this story can be a testament for other people to draw strength from, too, that a second chance can be just as sweet and you can still achieve your ultimate a second time around."
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