In its 66 years of presenting the most “confidently beautiful” women from different parts of the globe, or the universe rather, Miss Universe is undeniably among the most highly-anticipated and widely-watched beauty pageants in history for it is said to be aired in more than 190 countries worldwide and seen by almost a billion people annually.
A total of 65 titleholders have been crowned, as they showcased not only their flawless and smiting splendors and fit physiques that totally made them overly mesmerizing in their evening gowns and swimsuits, but their confidence in pulling off their national costumes, their hearts of gold as what their advocacies and backstories reveal, and their grace under the pressure of answering the mind-boggling and socially and politically-relevant questions within the given short period of time during the much-awaited Question and Answer portion.
But among the segments of every beauty contest, it is the Q & A that we look forward to the most because it is where the top contestants’ knowledge on current events and issues is tested and their incredible ability play with words or their statements to get through the befuddling quiz despite having a little concern or familiarity about certain topics is exposed.
Over the past six decades as one of the most prestigious pageants, we’re able to hear a lot of sensible, inspiring, and noteworthy retorts that somehow still resonate in our heads because of how the contestants delivered them with conviction, how those continue to create an impact to everyone of us and the society and be a part of various conversations, and/or just how simple and short yet meaningful they are.
As Miss Universe’s 66th staging is fast-approaching, in which our latest representative Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Catriona Gray is one of the most popular and early bets, let’s take a look back on some of the most on-point and unforgettable answers from its winners and candidates through the years.
Watch out if Catriona will take home the highly-coveted fourth crown for the Philippines as she represents the country on Miss Universe 2018, happening on December 17, 2018 at the Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand and will be aired by ABS-CBN on that same day at 8am.