Kisses Delavin mesmerized everyone with her beauty, wit, and kind heart when she entered the Pinoy Big Brother house in 2016. Pageant enthusiasts kept an eye on the young ‘kontesera.’ Kisses was also vocal about her dream of joining a national pageant someday. And this finally happens as she enters Miss Universe Philippines.
We first saw Kisses’ potential in interviews. In this throwback Tonight with Boy Abunda (TWBA) guesting, Kisses shined by answering Q&A questions ala Miss Universe.
For the first question, then-19-year-old Kisses was asked one thing she would like people to know about her. She answered, “If there’s one thing that I want people to know about me, that’s I’m a miracle baby. I’m just proud of that story kasi there’s nothing in the world that’s more beautiful than being born out of eight pregnancies. My mom is so proud of me and I have a family that really believes in me and I think that I’m the most blessed person in the world.”
Tito Boy read the next question, “If there were no rules and you could be outrageous for a day, what would you do.” Kisses’ answer: “If there were no rules and I could be outrageous for a day, I would go to every politician that robbed our nation and I will give it to the right hands.” She laughed, “But, of course, I would be very afraid.”
For the next question, Kisses, who joined local beauty pageants before entering the PBB house, was asked to take her pick between being kind and being right. Her marvellous speech: “In this lifetime, I would rather be kind than right because anyone in the world can be right but not everybody can be kind. I believe that if there’s one thing in the world that’s so beautiful is that even if the world can be harsh to you, even if the world can grip you and break you into pieces, you can still be kind and I think that’s power.”
Kisses, or Kirsten Danielle in real life, was paired with Donny Pangilinan, so her last question was, “Would you rather be the next Miss Universe or the next girlfriend of Donny Pangilinan.”
Kisses slayed that round by saying: “I would rather have any other title than be the girlfriend of Donny because I believe that in love, there should be no contest. You should win as the girlfriend of somebody because that somebody chose you to be his girlfriend and not because you won a contest.”
More than the smart answers, what we love most about this segment is the way Kisses showed off her sweet genuine smile after each statement.