HINDI man nagwagi si Medina, isang Pinoy pa rin ang namayani sa katatapos na beauty pageant. Sinasabing may dugong Pinoy sa mother side si Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier na seven years ago ay nakaranas siya at ang kanyang pamilya ng matinding lindol na kumitil sa may 300,000 katao at naapektuhan ang may 900,000.
Sa question and answer portion, umangat na agad (sa Top 6 pa lang) si Miss Haiti. Ang unang naging tanong sa kanya ay: On January 21st, an estimated 4.8 million people marched worldwide for human rights, women’s rights and other issues. If you were able to participate, what would you have been marching for?
Na sinagot niya ng, “Hello, everybody. One of my, one of the women I admire in the world is Eleanor Roosevelt because she fought so much for human rights. And I feel that that’s what we need in the world.
We are just one. A hundred thousand years ago, 6 species of human lived in the world. Now, we are just one and we all need each other and we need to respect each other.”
At sa katanungan naman para sa Top 3 na, Name something from the course of your life that you failed at and tell us what you learned from that experience na sinagot niya ng:
“About seven years ago, I survived the earthquake and feel I was failing myself because I was not living my dream. I was living day by day before that earthquake. It was a very bad event, but I chose to be a strong person. If I’m here today, it’s because I’m living my dreams,” aniya.
SHOWBIZ KONEK – Maricris Valdez Nicasio