We asked proud Filipina Reymelyn Postrero for a balanced analysis of the controversy surrounding Miss Universe 2015. She submitted this instead.

 

I was recently asked me how I felt regarding the “fiasco” surrounding Miss Universe 2015. So here I am, trying my best to answer in the nicest way possible.

First of all, I would like to say congratulations to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach for winning the crown of Miss Universe 2015!

Miss Universe has always been one of the biggest pageants in The Philippines. We support our candidate like crazy bitches battling with PMS. This year was different, I knew it would be ours. Everything was perfect from our candidate. From the swimsuit to the evening gown, to her powerful answers. It was one of the most epic coronation night of nights. Until Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner.

To be honest, I had hoped there might have been a mistake with the announcement; I was even playing an image in my mind that the host would reverse the decision, announcing there was a mistake.

My prayers were answered! I was shouting like a crazy woman! It was madness! Imagine, it’s been four decades of drought and hunger to grab the title. Our candidates prepare and undergo massive training to win the title and my initial reaction of extreme happiness soon gave way to respect. Respecting how Miss Philippines handled the situation, she did, as a true queen should, gracefully handling the fiasco. I was almost in tears, as the events unfolded.

Secondly, I do feel sorry for Miss Colombia and for the humiliation she suffered. Imagine the feeling! Being robbed while the whole world watched on! I feel you, as I do for Miss Philippines, for not being able to savour the moment. Pia, you won the title, and while you didn’t take the traditional route, you absolutely deserve the elation of that winning moment that was stolen from us. And every Filipino would agree.

To all those people who keep bashing Miss Philippines, especially the sore losers – yes, you – to the woman who said she doesn’t deserve to win, no wonder you came 80th. Perhaps the reason you didn’t make it to the top 15 is because you didn’t deserve to be in the competition in the first place. I have no idea how you slipped in, but I think it would great if you join Miss Bitter 2015. I bet you could win that title! Oh, and feel free to file a formal complaint. Stop the hate, sweetie! I guess by now every country knows not to mess with Filipino beauty pageant fans! The social media war is on! LOL

At the end of the day, a victory is a victory, and no one can take that away from all of us that lived the moment alongside Miss Philippines. Thank you for ending four decades of drought and hunger for the title. In Pia, we found hope that we shouldn’t abandon our dreams – we have to work our way up. Just like you did.

You have every right to be called Miss Universe and we couldn’t be prouder!

 

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