Why Did Miss Janina San Miguel Win Binibining Pilipinas World 2008?

Why Did Miss Janina San Miguel Win Binibining Pilipinas World 2008? is most intriguing question in Philippine Pageants. Here are the reasons why.




 

What is a beauty pageant?

First, a beauty pageant is a celebration of beauty. It is an act of acknowledging and giving honor to the beauty that God has given onto us. This beauty constitutes cleanliness of body and spirit, pureness of heart and soul, and goodness of actions and deeds; God who is the source of all things beautiful serves as a perfect point of reflection of the definition of the word beauty. With this alone, if the creator of beauty Itself will chose a good role model to the people, would not ask a question to measure one’s intelligence and declare her as the fairest of all.




 

As a beauty pageant critic, I do not find any reason for Janina San Miguel not to win the title that night. Why did Miss Janina San Miguel win Binibining Pilipinas World 2008 then?

What is the purpose of the questions and answer portion?

The pageant question and answer portion (in international pageants) is not made to measure one’s IQ or Intelligence Quotient and I think that is one of the misconceptions of the society.

The Q&A portion is there to measure not the delegate’s intellectual capacity but the candidate’s EQ or Emotional Quotient. A pageant is never an intellectual competition. It may not even a competition itself for some. Beauty pageants must not be taken lightly.

The Q&A portion is there to measure one’s personality: one’s attitude, so that judges will see and will have basis aside from the skin-deep beauty of the delegate. The judges have the need to see the beauty within – the beauty beneath the skin deep – the content of one’s character plus (and weighed against) the beauty outside which exemplifies Self-Discipline and Self-Control when one maintains and enhances her physical appearance.

It may be inferred then that pageant interview questions should be character revealing and extract the real ‘you’ of the candidate and so the invited judges are expected to have this certain skill in asking questions.

Why did Miss Janina San Miguel Win Binibining Pilipinas World 2008?

The audience that night laughed as Janina displayed the human speech that is naturally full of mistakes – and that is true. That is acceptable. The courage to face and be real to oneself and to other people in the global setting and the confidence that Miss San Miguel portrayed are unequaled by the other delegates. Her external beauty too has already gained advantage for her as she topped the Swimsuit and Gown Segment.

For reference sake, here is the criteria of Miss Philippines:

Beauty of Face: 50%

(self-introduction)

Figure: 30%

(swimsuit segment)

Poise and Personality: 10%

(gown competition)

Intelligence: 10%

(interview portion)

I hope you have a clear definition of the word “Intelligence” above.

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I have included 14 portraits (Pictures) and 18 symbolic things and sample answers on how they are to be perceived and interpreted since beauty pageant now sometimes uses these instead of the usual pageant questions.

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175 Pageant Questions Answered!

What is the relevance of a beauty pageant in a society?
In what ways do beauty contests help the women?
Why did you join this pageant?
How do you see yourself fifteen years from now?
Who is the most influential person in your life?
Who is that one influential person you want to meet and what do you want to learn from him/her?
If you won in a lottery for millions of pesos, what would you do with it?
If you had to live your life all over again, what part of your life would you change?
If you were given the chance to live again, what would it be?
If you were given the chance to change something from the past, what would it be?
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?
What is your edge over the other candidates?
What skills do you have that can help the society?
What can be your greatest contribution to the community?
What will be your contribution to mitigate global warming?
What do you like most about yourself?
How would you describe your own personality?
What is your philosophy or value that you hold dearest in life?
To whose famous personality do you find yourself parallel with?
What do you think is the essence of winning this pageant?
How could you convince the audience and the judges that you deserve the title?
If you will be winning the crown tonight, what will be the very first thing you will do?
What do you think is the greatest environmental problem today?
What is the essence of a woman?
What constitutes true beauty?
Describe a beauty queen?
What is “success” for you?
What is the most important lesson your mother has taught you?
If you did not make it to this contest, what would you do?
What has been your greatest achievement?
What is the best thing that happened to you?
If there is one thing you can do to change the world, what will it be?
What are the sacrifices you have made for this pageant?
What is being “simple”?
What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
What is your favorite body part?
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?
Who do you think is the sexiest man alive today?
What is a “winner” for you?
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?
If you would be isolated in an island, and given the chance to bring 3 things, what would it be?
Who and what inspire you to join?
What would you do if you were crowned?
In your own way, how can you help in our government’s programs?
How can you promote conservation of the environment?
How could you save mother earth in your own little ways?
What is your role as a youth in today’s crisis?
What can you say about the ongoing crisis that the world and the country is facing today? How do you think in your own little way, should you help to handle the situation?
What advocacy do you want to promote to the society?
How could you help the youth today?
What is the biggest challenge to the youth today?
How would you promote tourism in our country?
How would you promote tourism in____?
Given your experience in this pageant, would you join again if given another chance? Why?
Would you rather be smart or sexy?
If you are given the chance to talk to Mr. President, what would you say?
If you are given the chance to talk to the whole human race, what would you say to them?
If you are to time travel where or when would you go and why?
If you were the last person on earth how can you make your life worth living?
If someday you get married, how do you see yourself; a full-time homemaker or a career woman?
If choose among the 3, Miss International, business woman, or a law-maker?
If you will rank the following, namely wealth, health, and family, according to their importance, how will you rank them and why?
Given a choice, which among the following will you choose – wealth, beauty or talent?
What is more important to you, a successful career or a happy family? And why?
Which do you prefer, a male president or a female president?
If you would be a gem, what would it be?
If given a chance to be one of the judges in the Miss Universe beauty pageant, what question would you ask to the candidates?
On the night of your honeymoon, your husband confessed that he is a gay, what will you do?
What have you learned from this pageant?
To a student like you, what is the importance of a pageant like this?
What is/are the most important lesson/s you have learned in this pageant?
What is that one trait of (name of a race) woman that you want to share to the world and why?
Among the candidates, who do you find a major threat to you?
What is your failure in life?
What makes you beautiful?
What would your advice to a 7-year old child who wants to be beauty queen someday?
As a teenager, what do you think is your top most priority?
At your age, what is the biggest problem you have encountered and what did you do to overcome it?
Do you consider yourself to be a giver or a taker?
How can we attain world peace?
Who do you think is more powerful, a man or a woman?
If you receive an indecent proposal during the pageant, what would you do?
When you woke up earlier, what was the first thing you prayed for?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of gadgets to the youth?
What is the role of beauty in this time of technology?
How important is being good-looking to you?
How does our OFW’s contribute to our economy?
As a youth, what can you learn from celebrating (name of a celebration)?
What can you say about homosexuals?
How would you describe the color yellow to a blind man since birth?
What is the most important value of a leader?
What are the 3 qualities that a leader must have?
What can you say about the economy of our nation?
What is a socially responsible entrepreneur?
What is the biggest problem facing our educational system?
What is the importance of internet? Technology?
Are you in favor that sex education be integrated in our school curriculum?
What can you say about cyber education?
Are you in favor of pre-marital sex?
How would you help in stopping drug addiction?
What is wrong about abortion?
Are you in favor of gay marriage?
Do you think wedding/marriage still important to you?
Is chastity still important to marriage?
How could we help the out- of-school youth?
If given the chance, would you join a fraternity?
What should we do about prostitution?
What can you say about the presence of pornographic materials in our society?
Are you in favor of prohibiting the use of cellphones by the students in schools, why?
Are you in favor of sex change?
What is your stand on transgender being allowed in the Miss Universe?
Should plastic surgery be allowed in beauty contests? Why?
Do you think plastic surgery is an option for those who are less fortunate in the looks department?
Are you in favor of cloning?
Are you in favor of the Reproductive Health Bill?
Are you in favor of early romantic relationship?
In your own opinion, when is the best time for a lady to have a boyfriend?
What is the best quality of a person to become successful in life? Why?
What does a contemporary woman need to have to be at far or better than her global counterpart?
At what point does a girl become a woman?
Do you want to be different or do you want to be belong?
What can you say about love?
What is “sportsmanship” for you?
What is “skill” / “talent” for you?
How do you make yourself physically fit?
How do you take care of your skin?
What is the importance of a having a good skin?
What is your strength and weakness?
Can you explain your motto?
What is your ambition?
How do you feel right now?
What will you do if you fail the licensure examination? (Business courses)
What is your favorite magazine?
What other magazines do you read?
What is your favorite movie?
What are your hobbies?
What is your favorite sport?
What color will best represent your personality?
You said to us that your favorite colors are green, pink and sky-blue, why do you like these colors?
What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?
What can you say about the people who do not believe in you?
Why is science important?
What is your favorite subject?
What are the steps that you do to excel in your studies?
How do you manage stress?
What is your favorite song/music?
It says here that you are doing ballroom dancing, why do like it?
You just turn 18 years old this year, what is the significance of celebrating one’s 18th birthday?
What is the essence of your element fire?
Who among our scientists do you consider the best?
To date, what do you think is the best invention?
If you were to become a laboratory apparatus or science equipment, what would it be, why?
It is said that the language of science is mathematics, explain why.
What if you are a hermaphrodite?
Is the “K+12 program” of the DepEd advantageous or disadvantageous? (Philippine based)
Are you in favor of the reinstallation of the death penalty?
Do you believe that your generation is top selfie-oriented, is it good or bad?
What word describes your personality best?
What have you learned from this pageant?
How will you accept defeat?
What is a Modern Filipina? (Philippine based)
How will you feel if you will not win this pageant?
What is your ideal man?
Are you in favor of live-in relationship?
What are the values of a Filipina woman that you want to preserve? (Philippine based)
Which would you prioritize, Love or Career?
Do you believe that you will win this contest?
What is your stand on Climate Change?
What advice can you give to young people who want to join beauty contests?
What is your ideal beauty queen and why?
In one word, how are you going to describe yourself?

14 Portraits

Church
Park
Municipal Buildings
Senior Citizen Building
Police Station
Sports Center
People of (certain place)
Sunset
Rice Fields
National High School
Street Children/Poverty
Business Establishments and Market
Plaza
Delicacy Product

18 Symbolic Things

Holy Bible
Bulb
Watch
Crown
Shoes
Dress
Computer
Trophy
Television
Cellphone
Book/Ballpen
Mirror
Ladder
Wheel
Bag
Key
Money
Door

26 Guide Articles

Beauty Queen’s Code of Ethics
Beauty Pageant Tips from Screening to Winning
General Pageant Tips
Pageant Reminders
Pageant Facts
General Things to Do
Pageant Walk
Pageant Questions Categories
How to Answer in a Pageant?
How to Win a Beauty Pageant?
Beauty Pageant Judging Criteria and Scoring Systems
How to be Confident in a Beauty Pageant
Sample Beauty Pageant Program
Pageant Practices
Does Skin Color Matters in Beauty Pageants?
Talk the Talk: How to Get an a in Q and A
Why did Miss Janina San Miguel Win Binibining Pilipinas World 2008?
Transgender in the Miss Universe: A Gender Equality Issue
Miss Gay Contestants Deserve Respect not Insults
Positive and Negative Effects of Beauty Pageants
Pageant Problems, Pageant Candidates, & Pageant Coaches
Ugly Side of Beauty Pageants
Pageant Mistakes
Pageant Smiles
Local Farewell Addresses
Local Philippine Pageants

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