Precious Lara Quigaman’s winning answer

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.

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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).

  • ganns

    Arnold, I had revised my blog entry since then, and a whole can of worms is open. Please update. :D God superbless!

  • Lea Hetherington

    Whoever wrote this nanny story is somehow helped the ignorant, arrowgant educated people of the world. It is very saddened that there people who mocked
    other people because of their humbleness.

  • Chul Dejacto

    well,Lara indeed did that for the Win.Through that answr she really is deserving to win.

  • len abiqui


    As filipinos, we proud of you…

  • gemma marababol

    her answer was really good…..she’s my idol!

  • gemma marababol

    Can I get her email address?

  • reygel

    winner!! she’s such an intelligent woman… i can’t say how much this means to every filipina…. anything….. go girl!!! keep up the good work…c”,)

  • Maximus

    I would like to see a continuation of the topic

  • namy H.

    i really appreciate how she did it….i’m proud to be a Filipina….Thank God…To God be the glory..

  • an


    im speachless

  • joyce ann t. castillo

    ang galing ng sagot mo poh ms. lara.. i am your avid fan since then..parati kitang hinihintay sa wowowee. but i got disappointed when i knew that you were fired in wowowee.but i will still keep on supporting you.i hope that i can still see you in abs cbn..kase i’m certified kapamilya eversince..i hope i can able to see you in person..gudluck on ur career. GLYSDI….

  • http://google clarisse

    every woman want to be a beauty queen, but ms.lara is a simple girl who had asimple dream. ur atrue pinay, we’ll proud of u!!!

  • http://google juris

    u r da best but i know u can back on wowowee, keep up da good work ms. lara.

  • jenny

    mis lara sna makabalik kna sa noontym show na wowowee kc gs2 k maalis c maateng mariel nakakainis cya.ty

  • jan

    just continue to do good lara there are lot of opportunities for a talented woman like you…..

  • jeff melencio

    the real reason she got fired due to willie not get lara in bed. lara not like willie. ok.

  • MARK

    ms. lara I LIKE YOU

  • MARK

    ms. lara I LIKE YOU

  • Milvin_18

    awsome! thanks to whoever posted this answer of ms. lara.. nice one!!

  • Manreal_hershey

    I wish to be like you too

  • Llllll

    wow.. Intelligent!

  • ZTV

    I remember this winning answer. It’s true