Philippines and Venezuela Outshined the Rest in 2013?s Big Four

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562895_600164650029246_1541857631_n-tile?Philippines and Venezuela had their fair share of victories when they both ?earned two international beauty titles from the Big Four. The Big Four is a set of ?four major and most well-known beauty pageantries in the world. It includes ?Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss World, and Miss Earth.

Venezuela?s success in major beauty pageants placed the country on top with 21 ?wins. It is followed by United States of America with 14 wins from the Big Four. ?The Philippines, on the other hand, is the top performing country in Asia with 9 ?wins.

It was unquestionably a mixture of endowed beauty, dedication, training, and a ?slice of luck for the most beautiful women of 2013. The formula of winning the ?four most coveted crowns, however, doesn?t stop there. Beauty pageant experts ?and even the fans agree that wit blended with grace under pressure is one of the main ingredients of wins. This is evidenced by undoubtedly the most awaited part of any beauty competition ? the question and answer portion.

Do you want to witness once more how Philippines and Venezuela stunned the crowd with their answers?

Let us take a look back on these moments of grace under pressure and see how the answers to the questions brought the four major beauty title holders of 2013 to their respective seats of beauty with a purpose.

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The 63rd Miss World was held on September 28, 2013 at Bali Indonesia. The 23 year-old Megan Young of the Philippines was crowned.

Question: “Why should you be crowned Miss World?”

Answer: “Miss World for me treasures the core value of humanity and that guides her into understanding people, why they act the way they do, how they’re living their lives and I will use these core values in my understanding not only in helping others but to show other people how they can understand others, to help others so that as one, together, we shall help society.”


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The 62nd Miss Universe was held on November 9, 2013 at Moscow, Russia. The 25 year-old Gabriela Isler of Venezuela was crowned.

Question: “What is your biggest fear and how do you plan to overcome it?

Answer: “Fear is not negative. 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.”


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The 13th Miss Earth was held on December 7, 2013 at Muntinlupa City, Philippines. The 22 year-old Alyz Henrich of Venezuela was crowned.

Question: ?How does ecotourism contribute to the protection of Mother Earth??

Answer: ?We are responsible also for the destruction of our nature. We need to be aware and take care of Mother Earth.?


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The 53rd Miss International was held on December 17, 2013 at Tokyo, Japan. The 22 year-old Bea Santiago of Philippines was crowned.

Question: ?What I would do if I become Miss International.?

Answer: ?The whole world saw how my country suffered. One by one, other countries helped. You have opened my heart and eyes on what we can do to help each other. I will work to sustain the spirit of sympathy and spirit of hope. As long as we work together, there is hope.?

Were their answers their winning steps? Will Philippines and Venezuela keep their titles this 2014?


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