Former Miss Universe Venezuela Irene Esser poses for Manny Roman. Esser represented Venezuela in Miss Universe 2012 on December 19 2012. She finished 2nd runner-up behind Janine Tugonon (Philippines) and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo (USA).
Irene was criticized by media, mocked by Craig Carton, Don Geronimo, Lili Estefan, Pablo Ramirez, Perez Hilton, Raul De Molina, amongst other personalities for her incomprehensible response and a video of her final question and answer became viral throughout YouTube.
Esser’s answer was compared to Lauren Caitlin Upton’s infamous response to her final question. Caitlin Upton was Miss South Carolina during Miss Teen Usa 2007. She became an Internet Meme for her unstructured response to the Miss Teen Usa Pageant.