“What is one big mistake you’ve made and what did you do to make it right?” If you were Venus Raj, how would you answer this question?
It seems that Filipinos still can’t get over with Venus Raj’s “major, major” statement in the crucial question and answer portion in Miss Universe 2010 finals night. Major, major… in Filipino, bonggang bongga!
I supposed I’m one of the first viewers who posted “major, major” on Facebook. On Twitter, celebrities I follow tweeted almost the same comment on Venus Raj’s response to William Baldwin’s question. And in an instant, this “major, major” remark became the statement of the day. Tadaaa!
The question and answer portion, in every pageant/competition, is definitely the most nerve-wracking part for a contestant. Hey, there are local pageants nowadays where the questions are given away before the finals. Still, there are those who can’t keep their senses together when it’s his/her turn to come up with an applause-worthy answer. It’s normal. You can’t blame the person, the nerves are doing the wrong projection.
Yesterday, after Venus’ turn in the Q&A portion, we (our two OJTs Deo, Jane and I) were talking about how she could’ve answered that question. And then we thought of why our candidates don’t take advantage of having an interpreter? Is it because we Filipinos are known to be fluent in speaking English? If a candidate would answer in Filipino, chances are, she could express herself better. (PHOTO CREDIT: Major Major (Venus RAJ) Facebook Page)
In Venus’ Raj’s case, the tension must’ve striked her so bad she gave out an inappropriate answer. The question was about a mistake she has done yet she answered about not having encountered a major (major) problem in her 22 years of existence. Good thing is, Venus was so transparent she admitted having stage fright (but she’s good at concealing it ha).
So the entire Philippines are still buzzing about the ‘major, major’ answer of Venus Raj. Haha, another most unforgettable quotation straight from Las Vegas! But still, we are very proud of you. I hope people won’t try to pull her down just because of that. C’mon, it’s over and done! She may not have won the crown, but she’s also a winner. Let’s just be happy for her.