Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz was recently asked to weigh in on current Miss Philippines Maxine Medina's chances of winning. Diaz told ABS-CBN News that she thinks Medina has a "one-in-a-million" chance to win the crown, as it would be extremely controversial (for lack of a better description) for the host country's representative to win the pageant.
Diaz is quoated as saying, "We're the host. [Can] you imagine if we make our representative win? Eh 'di magwawala lahat ng candidates and also their countries, their ambassadors? And they would all think that we are unfair."
She added, "Even if our candidate deserves it, it will be a shock. It will be a one-in-a-million chance…Tayong mga Filipinos, the last thing we should hope for is for our own candidate to win."
But whatever the case may be, we wish Medina all the best. The girl's got enough pressure to deal with.