In what ways do beauty contests help the women?
What is the relevance of a beauty pageant in a society?
*Beauty contests give women of different cultures and ethnicities all over the world the opportunity to showcase not just their beauty, personality and potentials but also their intelligence in a local, national and international setting. They serve as training grounds for women to gain courage and introduce their different advocacies, especially those who plan to take on key roles in our society, by becoming aware and engaging in social issues and problems. It also helps them learn to effectively express themselves, educate/influence people and become the voices of hope.
*A beauty pageant is a celebration of beauty. It is an act and a venue to acknowledge and give honor to the beauty God has given us. It is also an effective means to campaign for social awareness of different social issues and problems that need our attention since the answers the candidates give serve as pieces of good advice to the concerned public.
Why did you join this pageant?
*I joined this pageant to have a sense of achievement and fulfillment. Likewise, the excitement I may experience and memories I make here are beyond measure in worth for widening my social horizon and understanding of people.
*(My primary reason for joining this pageant is to develop and boost my self-esteem. Likewise,) it is a great privilege and honor to become one of the candidates for (Name of pageant) since the organization will be helping the charities and advocacies of our choosing by assisting us in promoting them through the organization’s various programs and activities.
How do you see yourself fifteen years from now?
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Who is the most influential person in your life?
The most influential person in my life is my mom. My mother is exactly who I want to be like in the future: kind, compassionate and a true epitome of a God-fearing woman. She is an inspiration and a blessing for me and for others who know her.
Who is that one influential person you want to meet and what do you want to learn from him/her?
I would like to meet the pope. Since he has profound wisdom, I would like to know what his opinion or belief is on what matters most in life. Being a Man of God, I would also like to ask for his prayers for our place, the people of (Place of pageant), and the less fortunate.
If you won in a lottery for millions of pesos, what would you do with it?
If I won millions of pesos in a lottery, I would use it as capital to start a small business. What is good about starting a microenterprise is that it is not a one-time deal. If in case it turns out to be a good business and expansion is necessary, I would easily be able to do so and help more people by hiring them.
If you had to live your life all over again, what part of your life would you change?
None, I would not change a single scene in my life. I am me because of what I have been through. Changing any part of my life automatically changes what defines me as a person, and I do not want that to happen.
If you were given the chance to live again, what would it be?
If I were given the chance to live again, I would still be me. I know that there is a work in this world that I alone could do. There is a space in this world that I alone could fill. There is a sound that I alone could make. There are people who would miss me if I am not around. That is why if given the chance to live again, I would still be me.
If you were given the chance to change something from the past, what would it be?
*If I were given the chance to change something from the past, I would change the time when Masbate was wrecked by super typhoon Yolanda. I think everybody knows what had happened there and no one would ever dare go back to that nightmare except to change the past for the better.
*I would not change anything from the past. The society we live in and the person we are today are products of our past. The past is something to be cherished whether it be sad or happy. It is full of lessons and insights that we use today to see what lies ahead. It is a part of history that must be respected and treated as a clue to success and progress.
*If I were given the chance to change an episode in the past, I would not permit for World War I and II to happen. I think that nobody deserves to undergo the nightmare of those fateful years, no one deserved to die and no children of the past deserved to be subjected to so much sadness and horror.
If you have a magic wand, what is the one thing you would ask for, and why?
If God will grant you one wish, what would it be?
*If God will grant me a wish, I would ask that no one in this world should ever go hungry because of financial deprivation and social depression. It is an awful fact to accept that while the world is busy keeping up with luxury and innovation, there are still thousands of faceless beggars out on the cold streets begging for alms.
*I would wish for the universal brotherhood and sisterhood of all of humanity. To eradicate the barriers of culture and language, to become one solid country of the world, to share one universal truth, and become united children of One God.
*I wish that contentment would become an innate part of humanity so that hatred and greed will totally be over for us to have a peaceful world.
*I would like to wish for the betterment of all humanity with just a simple word – understanding. Even with all the conflicts that the human race is experiencing, if we have complete understanding of each other’s feelings and needs, I am sure that we’ll be able to attain a peaceful and abundant life.
*If God would grant me one wish, I would gladly volunteer to be His instrument to bring change in this world. We see nothing but evil, suffering, grief and sadness. This is not what the Lord wants. Thus, I would wish for myself to become His tool – a catalyst of change in order to help people change, and I believe that with His will and guidance, change can be within our grasp. Thank you.
*If God will give me or grant me one gift or wish then, I would ask just as the Christian song does. “If there’s one gift I ask of you Lord, it would be peace here on earth, as gentle as your children’s laughter all around, all around.” That, is all I want to wish from God. (If the candidate has a good voice quality)
What is your edge over the other candidates?
I have very supportive parents who have always been there all the way as not all girls who join pageants are actually supported by their parents. Aside from that, I have prepared very well for this contest and I am ready and equipped with all that it takes to be (Name of pageant).
What can be your greatest contribution to the community?
The greatest contribution I can give the community is to join clean and green projects, charity missions, livelihood seminars and pageants like this which endeavor for the development of one’s personality, confidence, self–esteem and other skills which help someone achieve his or her goals and be able to be of use to the community as a future professional, a public servant, or an entrepreneur.
What will be your contribution to mitigate global warming?
I think I should be more than willing to join any green revolution or green movement seminars in educating the public on caring for and saving the environment. I would use social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for fast dissemination of information to the public, and become a role model for the clean and green movement.
What do you like most about yourself?
How would you describe your own personality?
*I am an optimistic person. I look at things in a positive way, thinking that the glass is half-full rather than half-empty. God has taught us how to trust in Him and so I have. And that is the best and what I like most about myself.
*What I like most about myself is that I am lighthearted and simple. I can stay and look charming and sweet even in unpleasant situations. I am also a simple person with simple and clear ambitions like finishing my studies, having a good family in the future, and contributing even a little in our society.
*I am contended with what God has given unto me. I do not regret being softhearted but rather like it the most. For though some may abuse it, I am always glad to have extended my hand to help others.
What is your philosophy or value that you hold dearest in life?
My philosophy in life is to stay morally upright despite the prevalence of immoral acts in our society; to respect and gain respect; to become a friend to everyone and be able to help other people. With that, I would be presentable in the eyes of my friends, my family and especially to God.
To whose famous personality do you find yourself parallel with?
I look up to the most able, intelligent, fearless woman and most qualified president we never had (Philippines) – Senator Meriam Defensor-Santiago. She is the epitome of a woman who deserves all the respect the universe could ever give. That would be all thank you.
What do you think is the essence of winning this pageant?
The essence of winning this pageant is for the people of (Place of pageant) to have a perfect point of reflection as to the kind of person who can best represent the city as (state the vision or mission of the pageant sponsor)
How could you convince the audience and the judges that you deserve the title?
I could convince the audience and the board of judges that I deserve the title (Name of pageant) by showing just how truly willing I am to help in the pageant’s cause and becoming the face and the voice of the advocacy and charity I represent.
If you will be winning the crown tonight, what will be the very first thing you will do?
*If I will be crowned tonight as (Title of pageant), the very first thing that I will do is to thank God. Nothing could be more important than offering my achievements and thanking God who is the real source of all things beautiful.
*Whatever the result maybe, I owe much to the Lord that I am here tonight. There is no greater praise than to glorify and thank Him not just tomorrow but every day of my life
What do you think is the greatest environmental problem today?
*The greatest environmental problem today is the depletion of the ozone layer. This is irreversible and will cause a rise in temperature that will melt polar ice caps resulting to the dramatic rise of sea levels which can be threatening to millions of people globally. Diseases may also be derived from overexposure from the sun.
*I think the greatest environmental problem we have today is the kind of pollution that technology, progress, and population produce – waste management problems. It has become a perennial problem to the different cities and countries trying to solve and search for a place to dump tons and tons of their waste.
What is the essence of a woman?
The essence of being a woman is to complete the very existence and meaning of life: to become a mother who is able to shape her child/children into good people who will be future caretakers of the society and the world. To make life a little easier, more comfortable, colorful and happier than it already is.
What constitutes true beauty?
Describe a beauty queen?
A beauty queen is not just a beautiful woman, but also a beautiful person. A beauty queen has the traits of true beauty that is anything towards the likeliness of God. It constitutes cleanliness of body and spirit, purity of heart and soul, and goodness of actions and deeds.
What is “success” for you?
What is the most important lesson your mother has taught you?
*I believe success is not actually measured by greatness, honor or power. For me, “success” is when you are able to hold on to what is right even if the world compromises with the “wrong”; able to live, enjoy and inspire people to continue living with upright morals and to never stop achieving their dreams no matter how hard it is.
*Success is when you do every little thing with God and for God without hurting anybody’s feelings.
If you did not make it to this contest, what would you do?
If I did not make it to this contest, I would pursue harder to achieve my dreams, continue improving myself and become an inspiration and an epitome of a person who perfects herself by welcoming all opportunities and challenges that come her way.
What has been your greatest achievement?
What is the best thing that happened to you?
*My greatest achievement is becoming a candidate for this pageant. I believe that this is but proof of how dignified and decent I can present myself before the public. Plus, the committee has been very selective during the screening and I did have doubts on whether or not I can make it. Being on their final roster of candidates is already more than enough for me.
*The greatest accomplishment I can own at the moment is myself. Who and what I am now is a product of the lessons and sacrifices of my past and present. I have become the best version of myself with God’s grace and will continue to be, for what is within me is His gift to me and whatever good I do with it is my gift to God.
If there is one thing you can do to change the world, what will it be?
*I will not change anything. The world is not yet an awful abode. It is still a beautiful place where beautiful people can live. The world may have problems and challenges but God has the best plan for us. I still believe that people are good deep inside their hearts where Jesus live. And because of that, I would not change anything but would rather be thankful to God.
What are the sacrifices you have made for this pageant?
Some may think that time, effort and endless hours of training may be one’s sacrifices in joining pageants. For me, these are but necessary investments one must be able to make and forego to be able to triumph contests such as this. Besides, the colorful experiences and unforgettable memories, confidence and friends I have gained through the competition are worth more than everything that I had to give up or sacrifice.
What is being “simple”?
For me, being “simple” means finishing my studies, having a good and happy family; living, accepting, and enjoying life as we share our blessings to other people.
What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
Our government leaders have been so busy forging foreign relations, law-making, politics, and solving graft and corruption cases, while millions of (Nationality) are struggling to provide food for their families during meal time. I believe that the government needs to be more concerned with those poor families and the less fortunate in our country above all else. I think eradicating poverty should be prioritized by our leaders and the government.
What is your favorite body part?
My favorite body part are my hands since they are very important to the purpose I wish to serve. They are the primary body part I use to extend help to someone and the very asset I use towards the accomplishment of my goals.
If you will make an instant change to our planet, what would it be, why?
If you would (invent one thing) be a thing, what would it be?
(lf I were to invent one thing-) (If I were to be a thing), I want to be something that would bring back the original count of ozone molecules. Ozone depletion is irreversible in nature causing global warming and climate change which killed thousands of people through super typhoons, tsunami, skin cancer, and excessive heat or coldness. (Optional: It also killed most of our adults and caused for weak newborns in other countries.)
Who do you think is the sexiest man alive today?
*I find the First U.S. Black President Barack Obama as the sexiest man alive. He is an affirmation that denied rights, gender, race, creed, or even sexual preference is an outdated idea. His victory is a proof that reason can conquer hatred, and maturity can replace prejudice and has given us a great leap and awakening. And because of that, he has been the apple of the eye of the people in every corner of the world.
*I think Many Pacquiao is the sexiest man alive today for he has given our country and the Filipino people much honor, pride and glory not for just a year but a decade of fights that would never be forgotten into the hearts of every Filipino and into the eyes of the world that “We – the Filipinos can”. (For Filipino beauty contestants only)
What is a “winner” for you?
For me, a “winner” is a person who has learned and realized most of life’s lessons; was able to respect and gain others’ respect; has become a friend to everyone and was able to help other people. That is a “winner” for me.
If you are a leader, how will you make a difference?
How will you make a difference in this world?
If you are given the chance to be a leader, what do you think is the best project?
*Being a leader, I can make a difference by promoting, helping, and asking different organizations and the government to spearhead more livelihood training programs that would enhance the entrepreneurial skills of the people, plus the development of hospitals that cater to the needs of the sick. With that, employment will be provided and a healthy world will be built. Through these two projects, we could lessen poverty, and prevent and cure illnesses.
*If I were given a chance to be a leader, I would opt to launch more entrepreneurial and business projects. I believe that equipping the people to become entrepreneurs would create in them a positive outlook in life, alleviate the unemployment rate in the country and help in solving the crisis in the economy
If you would be isolated in an island, and given the chance to bring 3 things, what would it be?
If I were to be isolated in an island and given the chance to bring three things, I would bring a lighter, a bible and my eyeglasses. The lighter will be used in making fire for survival. The bible will be for my spiritual enlightenment. And finally, the eyeglasses will save me for when my eyesight starts to fail.
It is not advise to memorize answers in pageants but the above questions and answers will surely give you enough idea on how to handle questions.