2011 MISS UNIVERSE BEAUTY PAGEANT: THE PARTIALITY OF ITS JUDGING
Olongapo City, Zambales,
Central Luzon, Philippines
When the verdict of the Board of Judges was announced which pointed to Leila Lopes of Angola as winner of 2011 Miss Universe, there was a lull among the viewers around that lasted for several seconds that seemed to question “Why not Miss Philippines”? The doubt was ignorable considering the fabulous and weighty performances of Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup in all segments of the pageant. There was a doubt and still “Why Miss Angola not Miss Philippines?” nags the consciousness of those who closely watched and followed through the contest.
Having bolted Miss Philippines in rank Third Runner - Up is regarded as a great injustice inflicted to a Filipino beauty candidate to the world pageant and to the entire people of the Philippines and other peoples who have strong sense of truth and justice. Talks-over-a-cup of coffee and stories about unfairness done on Miss Philippines and to the Filipinos quickly and swiftly circulated and spread through all forms of media in Brazil; in the Philippines and other parts of the world.
Miss, the queen of talk shows and anchorwoman of the great “OPRAH SHOW” in American television as aired through NBC News and circulated in the internet said, “I have reservations with the results. If the only basis is the Q and A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Ms. Philippines deserved to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to rethink of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Ms. Philippines answered straight to the point”.
The intensity and gravity of the feelings of being unjustly adjudged prompted Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago to say to reporters on national television and became a piece of news on the net here at home “I’m going to file a protest if possible…if there’s a legal remedy I don’t think that it might be taken as lacking in sportsmanship”. Furthermore the Lady Solon in spirits of wit and humor said, “As it turns out neither one made the top two positions which shows that I'm better as a senator than as a beauty consultant I imagine... but I thought that she did very well,".
Hopefully, the “pronounced willing initiative” of Philippine Senator Miriam Santiago to take a chance to question and contest Supsup’s position in recently concluded 2011 Miss Universe Beauty Contest will be lodged very soon and will prosper in order to redeem the rightful honor, title and crown due to Miss Shamcey Supsup and to the Republic of the Philippines. Pain really hurts where it was struck and the case of Shamcey causes pain in the self-esteem of the Filipinos.