We’re a week away from the 65th Miss Universe pageant when all our eyes and ears will be glued to the most-anticipated segment: the Question and Answer portion.
Here, the winning answers of the Miss Universe winners from 2010 to 2015:
Ximena Navarrete, Mexico
WHEN: 2010 Miss Universe
QUESTION: "In your opinion, what effect is unsupervised Internet usage having on today’s youth?"
ANSWER: "Well, I do believe that the Internet is an indispensable, necessary tool for the present time. And we must be very careful and watch over what our children watch and see, our teenagers watch and see, and we must be sure to teach the values we learn as a family. So that they may use Internet properly. Thank you."
Leila Lopes, Angola
WHEN: 2011 Miss Universe
QUESTION: "If you could change one of your physical characteristics, which one would it be and why?"
ANSWER: "Thank God I’m very well satisfied with the way that God created me and I wouldn’t change a thing. I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty, I have my principles, I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I plan to follow these through the rest of my life and now I want to give all of you a piece of advice: Respect one another."
Olivia Culpo, USA
WHEN: 2012 Miss Universe
QUESTION: "What is something that you have done that you will never do again?"
ANSWER: "First I’d like to start off by saying that every experience, no matter what it is, good or bad, you’ll learn from it. That’s just life, but something I’ve done that I’ve probably regretted would be picking on my siblings growing up because you appreciate them so much more when you’re older, you get closer with your family. Everybody fights with their siblings, right?! But I don’t regret it."
Gabriela Isler, Venezuela
WHEN: 2013 Miss Universe
QUESTION: "What is your biggest fear and how do you plan to overcome it?"
ANSWER: "We should overcome all our fears and this, in turn, would make us stronger. As soon as we overcome our fears, we can face any challenge."
Paulina Vega, Colombia
WHEN: 2014 Miss Universe
QUESTION: "A number of people have asked me ‘What can men learn from women?’ but I’d like to know, what can women learn from men?"
ANSWER: "I believe that women…that’s quite a tough question…I believe there’s still men that believe in equality and I believe that that is what women should learn from men."
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Philippines
WHEN: 2015 Miss Universe
QUESTION: "Why should you be the next Miss Universe?"
ANSWER: "To be a Miss Universe is both an honor and responsibility. If I were to be Miss Universe, I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country which is the Philippines. I want to show the world, the universe rather, that I am confidently beautiful with a heart. Thank you."
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