One of the more successful Ms Universe candidates the country has ever produced proves the universal truth that brains and beauty queens don't necessarily have to co-exist. As the title suggests, Ms Universe candidates do not even have to be of this planet. They (or their sense of reality) could just as well be wandering off somewhere in space.
Now before somebody gives me a rundown of her curriculum vitae and tells me of her academic achievements, let me tell you right off, logic and a diploma do not always go hand in hand either.
This all started off in the issue of transgender women competing in the same competition where she emerged as one of the runners-up. Of course I never really cared enough to even comment on this issue. I suspect that the original act of having transgenders in the Ms Universe pageant has more to do with ratings than the gender rights debates that occurred afterwards. All that Donald Trump did was successfully put the competition in the limelight so he could generate more revenues and I am so not going to be a player in that scheme.
The series of interviews that followed Quiambao's stand on the issue were practically negligible. And that was supposed to be the end of that. But she couldn't help herself. She just had to portray the stereotypical beauty queen role and went on to start a debate on religion and her twisted view on gender equality.
There is a reason why life's serious questions are never asked in the Miss Universe Q and A. See exhibits A and B posted above. As gay rights activist, Ron de Vera, aptly puts it in his article - Why Miriam Quiambao Will Continue to be Ms. Universe in My Eyes in my eyes, "I will continue to be amazed by Miriam’s statuesque pose. I will still watch Miriam get clobbered by Eugene Domingo in Kimmy Dora Part 2. And yes, Miriam Quiambao will continue to be Ms. Universe in my eyes!"
And I just think Miriam would be a perfect sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao.