Here’s our very own Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman’s winning answer. I had to literally copy paste this from Ganns. I don’t normally do this, but nobody can summarize this better than him.
Precious Lara Quigaman, the Miss Philippines who took home the 2005 Miss International crown, was asked during the final round the following question:
What do you say to the people of the world who have typecasted filipinos as nannies?
Precious Lara replied, “I take no offense on being typecasted as a nanny. But i do take offense that the educated people of the world have somehow denegrated the true sense and meaning of what a nanny is.”
Quigaman further elaborated: “Let me tell you what she is. She is someone who gives more than she takes. She is someone you trust to look after the very people most precious to you – your child, the elderly, yourself. She is the one who has made a living out of caring and loving other people.”
In closing, Precious ended her nanny speech with, “So to those who have typecasted us as nannies, thank you. It is a testament to the loving and caring culture of the Filipino people. And for that, I am forever proud and grateful of my roots and culture.”
That’s a winning answer, ladies and gentlemen!
Update: Unfortunately, this information seems to be a hoax. Check out Ganns’ updates. Nonetheless, I’d like to hear her comment on this one. Who knows, she might have really been asked this way in another occation (not in the pagent itself, apparently, there isn’t a question and answer portion in the pagent night).