Hurrah! Proud Filipina here as Miss Philippines won this year’s title. 🙂 If you watched the coronation night (I actually just saw the last part) or noticed from your social media feeds, it has been controversial because Steve Harvey announced Miss Colombia as Miss Universe 2015 instead of first runner-up. She has already been crowned and it took a few minutes before the host came back to the stage to correct his mistake. It was so awkward that you’d think it only happens in the movies.
Until now, I still see different reactions from people. Some mock Steve Harvey, some show sympathy to Miss Colombia, some blame Miss Philippines for what happened and a whole lot more reactions. Oh well, all I can say is we still get to learn some life lessons from this year’s beauty pageant.
1. Humility is Beauty.
Pia Wurtzbach’s reaction when she realized that she is the real winner is really priceless. She was never bitchy. I kept on watching that scene, honestly. It was mixed of confusion, happiness and sympathy to Miss Colombia. I love how she was already feeling happy being the first runner-up until the new announcement was made. She really deserves it. 🙂
2. Be man enough to admit your mistakes and correct them.
Come on, you guys. Steve Harvey made an honest mistake. He apologized for it and did the right thing. Stop making fun of him or blaming him.
3. Perseverance can lead you to success.
Did you know that Miss Philippines joined the national pageant three times before she won the crown? She said she has three notebooks (one from each year) that she reviewed for Q & A. She never gave up even though she already lost two times and look where she is now.
4. If you have a dream, believe that you can achieve it.
She was so positive that even in her previous Twitter posts and interviews, she claimed that she’s gonna win and she did!
5. everything happens for a reason.
This is what Miss Colombia said in an interview backstage after the awarding. I agree with her. I know that what happened was awful but I believe that there are a lot of things in store for her because she’s remembered by people. This might be a good thing after all.
6. Be confidently beautiful with a heart.
This was taken from Pia’s answer in Q & A. No matter who you are or what you look like, we can all be Miss Universe if we live by it, too. 🙂
Any other life lessons you can share about it? Write them in the comments! 🙂
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