HOW would some of the country’s beautiful sports personalities fare if they joined the 65th Miss Universe pageant held on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena?
Based on their answers to the question given to Philippine bet Maxine Medina on the Top 6 Q&A portion, volleyball stars Michele Gumabao and Mela Tunay and courtside reporter Rizza Diaz would have aced it.
SPIN.ph asked the three women the same question host Steve Harvey had for Medina: “What is the most significant change you’ve seen in the world in the last 10 years?”
Three-time UAAP champion Gumabao and PBA reporter and FHM cover girl Diaz almost had the same response.
“Technology has been the most significant change and has caused us to be more connected and open to diversity because it breaks multiple barriers. It also plays a big role in influence and getting messages across,” said the former La Salle captain.
“Technology. From medical to communication. Now in the day and age of internet, information and communication is in our fingertips. As to how we use them to its full benefits is up to us. I pray we all use such power with utmost responsibility,” added Diaz, spoken like a true beauty queen.
Former Queen Tigress Tunay had an eloquent answer.
“I haven't seen much of the world and I honestly am not aware of its every corner, but based from what I have witnessed through the channels I'm exposed to, the most significant change I've seen in the world is its people and their character,” said the University of Santo Tomas alum.
“Dati madali apihin at ma-agrabyado ang mga tao. We do not have enough strength to voice out ‘yung mga gusto natin ipaglaban. Pero ngayon, we cannot be taken for granted or advantage of even with the slightest issue because we have evolved into a more mature and brave set of people ready to make a stand on what we believe in.
"We just have to be careful on what we fight for because now, we have all the channels in the world. We have a voice loud enough for everyone to hear and get influenced from,” added Tunay.