I get the translator part, really. Should have been done ages ago, but then again, not having one was probably part of the reason why the country won it's past crowns.
But the thing that we are missing in here is that the question was the hardest that was chosen. All the others you can just smile and answer ala-Miss Universe style and just say what most people want to hear and there you go, you win.
Who would ever bumble with questions such as internet supervision for kids, choice of clothes, death penalty, and all those typical beauty pageant questions.
But when somebody asks you a question (actually two questions) that to my mind is typically asked in a job interview what do you expect would be the answer by a late teen, early twenty pageant contestant under the bright lights with millions watching them and you only have 2 seconds to reply. But then again, we should have expected more from Ms. Philippines really and that is most probably the only mistake she has done in her young life.
But that Baldwin question was a game changer, really, easy enough to ask a typical Ms. Universe, non-compound and easier question* than that.
And what do you think of those hosts? WT
* Last comment: If that was asked of a Westerner or some other culture, that could have been easily answered but if you're Asian and you listen to your parents, repectful of authority, disciplined, go to school or finished school, didn't have a (bad) boyfriend, went to church,... like what would your mistake be... Sheltered? Naive? Ignorant? Should have had an interpreter?
And am I the only one who noticed that the host nation's bet did not make the top 15, and that there was no other Asian aside from the Philippines and that there was no Black contestant in that "select" group?