"Ms. Philippines deserved to win –Oprah"

Oprah Winfrey allegedly favored Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup as she expressed her opinion on the result of the recently concluded Miss Universe 2011.

MIss Philippines Shamcey Supsup won as third runner-up as Miss Angola Leila Lopes took the crown as Miss Universe 2011 beating 88 contestants. Winfrey opined that Miss Philippines answered “straight from the heart” during the Q&A of the Miss Universe pageant.

Allegedly, Winfrey talked about the advantage the other four contestants had with interpreters giving them precious seconds to think about their answers. Supsup is the only candidate in the Top Five who did not have an interpretern.

So Said Winfrey:

“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.”

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Question-and-answer portion

During the question-and-answer portion for the top 5 contestants of the pageant, judge Vivica A. Fox asked Supsup, “Would you change your religious beliefs to marry the person you love? Why or why not?”

Supsup answered, “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.

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5 Responses to "Ms. Philippines deserved to win –Oprah"

  • I am nobody's Fool says:

    This site used to be a trusted source of info about what’s going on in the Philippines and to Filipinos abroad. But with this story, I see that not even you are immune to gossip that slowly but surely decays the nation like a pest.

    First rule for disseminating news: Double-check your facts and figures. And did you even mention your source? – A hard No. All you did was repost from blogs which are all notably from Filipinos (particularly http://www.dailypinoyshowbiz.com, which I believe could be the source of this evil). This is obviously a product of idle hands but over-productive minds. Research. If it’s not in the NBC archive (as they claimed) or Oprah’s site or fan pages, then be the wiser.

    And secondly, please proof-read your article. What is interpretern [sic]? You wouldn’t want to embarrass yourself any further than you did to Mr. Paul Undernet up there. Yes, we are human. We make mistakes. That’s why we also invented Spell Checker. Even thepinoy.net comment box has one! And why quote “straight from the heart” if Oprah didn’t actually say that? She ALLEGEDLY said “straight to the point”, remember? Please don’t add a 9th color to this already 8-colored rainbow of a black and white story. And why didn’t you, as the writer, include your name in this article? Most, if not all, honest contributors in here did and would.

    Before the day ended yesterday, I was hoping that all these nonsense would just die down. But, alas, this morning we can already see international news mocking us for such behavior. And believe me, it doesn’t stop there.

    Intellectual readers here have high expectations of you. Don’t let us down. I am a proud Filipino, not because of what someone did for me or another Filipino’s achievements. I am proud because I planted my own seed and toiled for it myself in a country so far away from home, where, despite the distance, I try to reprimand another amateur Filipino for his maliscious and bitter actions.

    Miss Supsup may not have won the crown and I am also saddened by that fact. But I am also fair and humble enough to admit that Angola’s representative is what captured the eyes and hearts of the many. Foul play or none, deal with it. Be a grown-up. It wasn’t like the Philippines has been shamed with this circumstance. What shames us is the fact that immature people like you just don’t know how to handle themselves in situations like these.

    I hope you learned your lesson from this one. And it also serves as a lesson to the rest of us who are so fond of gossip when there’s the real world and real life challenges to face out there.

  • Helena says:

    To Nobody’s Fool, I couldn’t agree more. This is a big Wow Mali moment for the writer. Oprah already confirmed it… she doesn’t know anything about that made-up statement. Mahiya sana kayong mga mahilig sa intriga! Isa pa yang barista dyan. Ano’ng issue naman kung maitim si Miss Angola?? Kung ikaw kaya ipinanganak sa Africa? Mahiya-hiya ka naman sa sarili mo, nagpost ka pa dito e kitang-kita Facebook profile mo! Palibhasa kasi pagpapalaki lang nga katawan ang alam, di ine-exercise ang utak!

  • Tony says:

    I agree with I am nobody’s Fool/Luis/Louise. However I have learned to not believe everything i read on the internet anyway. It’s all for entertainment so chillax lang. It’s another matter if there was news about a cure for cancer that turned out to be a hoax. I too probably would write a long comment. I suggest everyone to exert more your effort to more worthwhile issues like the RH bill for example. Pick your battles. My opinion.

  • I am nobody's Fool says:

    Yes, Tony, I believe my previous comment came out more crude than intended. But then it caught your attention, else the article may never have been rewritten. I understand it’s one thing to be heard, and another to just throw around harsh words. But things like these, despite their entertainment value, aren’t taken lightly by the rest of us outside the country who are victims of racism in various degrees, and all because of the errors of our fellow countrymen, no matter how small. It’s unfair that somebody else said something, but others ridicule you for it in your face as if all Filipinos act the same. And yes, it happened countless times no matter how hard I tried to correct it because you can never really expect to win an argument with narrow-minded people. Anybody else knows what it’s like to be bullied?

    Anyway, I did my part here and have to move on. And of course, this is no real battle – also just my opinion being amplified by temporary aggravation. I didn’t regret having said the words, but rather sympathize with people I indirectly offended. We also get humbled by our own actions, and I make amends especially to the editor of this article if it cut deeper than was meant. And that’s how we learn and grow.

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