Best beauty pageant questions and answers
Sushmita Sen of India - Miss Universe 1994
Question: What is the essence of being a woman?
Answer: "Just being a woman is God's gift that all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother, and is a woman. She shows a man what sharing, caring and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman."
Sushmita Sen Miss Universe 1994 with her first runner-up Carolina Gomez from Colombia
Gloria Diaz of Philippines - Miss Universe 1969
Question: In the next day or so, a man will land on the moon. If a man from the moon landed in your hometown, what would you do to entertain him?
Answer: "Oh, just the same things I do. I think if he has been on the moon for so long, I think when he comes over he wants to change, I guess."
The Manila's times Cover after Gloria Diaz's crowning
Brook Mahealani Lee of USA - Miss Universe 1997
Question: If there were no rules in your life for one day and you could be outrageous, what would you do?
Answer: "I would eat everything in the world. You do not understand. I will eat everything twice."
Brook Mahealani Lee of USA - Miss Universe 1997 with her first runner-up and Miss Venezuela Marena Bencomo
Lara Dutta of India - Miss Universe 2000
Question: Right now there is a protest going on right outside here calling the Miss Universe Pageant disrespectful of women. Convince them they are wrong.
Answer: "I think pageants like the Miss Universe pageant gives us young women a platform to foray in the fields that we want to and forge ahead, be it entrepreneurship, be it the armed force, be it politics. It gives us a platform to voice our choices and opinions, and makes us strong, independent that we are today. "
Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta's crowning
Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana - Miss Universe 1999
Question: "If miss universe would become pregnant during her reign, could she be allowed to continue as Miss Universe? "
Answer: "Personally I think miss universe is a symbol of a woman in prone to celebrate her femininity. And I believe that... (Applause) Thank you... And I believe that if she got pregnant, you are not supposed to end the title. But, as a woman she should celebrate her femininity. Thank you"
Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana Miss Universe 1999 with her first runner-up Miss Philippines Miriam Quiambao and her second runner-up Miss Spain Diana Nogueira
Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela - Miss Universe 2008
Question: Which have it easier in life: men or women?
Answer: "God made us to share and have differences, but big differences? I don't think so. The difference is that men think, they think that the faster way to go to a point is to go straight, and women know that the faster way to go to a point is go the curves and fix every curls"
Miss Colombia Taliana Varga with Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza and Miss Dominican Republic Marianne Cruz
Oxana Fedorova of Russia - Miss Universe 2002
Question: What makes you blush?
Answer: "When I say the wrong things. "
Oxana Fedorova Miss Universe 2002 with the owner of the Miss Universe Organization Donald Trump
Janine Tugonon of Philippines- Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up
Question: As an international ambassador, do you believe that speaking English should be a pre-requisite to being Miss Universe? Why or why not?
Answer: For me, being Miss Universe is not just about knowing how to speak a specific language. It's being able to influence and inspire other people...So whatever language you have, as long as your heart is to serve and you have a strong mind...to...to show to people, then you can be Miss Universe. Thank you!"