Shamcey Supsup was favored by no less than the Queen of Talk and TV mogul Oprah Winfrey for the 60th Miss Universe crown.
Oprah gave her two cents worth regarding the outcome of the recently-concluded Miss Universe pageant and it’s now circulating on Facebook and Twitter.
The Queen of Talk allegedly said in a report from NBC News:
“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.”
During the question-and-answer portion of the Miss Universe pageant today, American actress Vivica Fox asked Shamcey Supsup, “Would you change your religious beliefs to marry the person that you love? Why or why not?”
Supsup answered swiftly with conviction, “If I would have to change my religious beliefs, I would not marry the person that I love. Because the first person that I love is God, who created me.”
“I have my faith and my principles, and this is what makes me who I am. If the person loves me, he’ll love my God, too,” she added.
Shamcey Supsup was the only one among the final 5 contestants who answered the judge’s question in English and without an aid of an interpreter.
It was a tricky question which kinda reminds us of Venus Raj‘s same moment last year. But the essential thing about Shamcey’s answer was that she replied spontaneously as a Filipino and as herself and not as a beauty pageant contestant who wants to bring home the crown.
This is exactly Oprah’s point and we couldn’t agree more.