42 comments on “Sunday Specials: Moving On, Part 3 | Jehza Huelar

  1. @scorg

    Very true.
    The critique to “Taglish” is similar to how native English and Spanish speakers, here in the States, negatively stigmatize “Spanglish.”

  2. If Jehza’s handicap is her English language facility, I may recommend she she goes to a place where English is spoken at home, at work, on TV, everywhere. I believe, this is one way to acquire fluency in English.

    It is sad that beauty pageants in the Philippines are stacked against participants who are mostly non-natural English speakers. For non-natural English speakers, the process of thinking in the native tongue and expressing ideas in a second language, is jittery especially if one is on the spotlight in front of millions. I’m sure Jehzah’s cerebral power is superb that earned for her high scholastic honours. But for most Filipinos who speak the native tongue at home, watch TV and hear radio broadcasts in native tongue, and hear the native tongue spoken everywhere, answering an English question in the glare of TV cameras being beamed to millions, can be very unnerving as the mind needs to process in split seconds ideas in the native tongue and express it in English with all the grammar, pronunciation, syntax and diction and other worrying technicalities all gushing in. Add to this the subliminal knowledge about our cultural bias that equates English communication skills with intelligence… the pressure is indeed too much on the non-natural English speakers that most of them stammer, worse get mental blocks.

    The fault lies in the culture that expects the pageant candidates to respond spontaneously and intelligently to a question in English, and failure to do so creates a stigma of low intelligence.

    If only beauty contests counter this cultural bias and level the playing field in language facility, there is no more need for candidates to go to an English-speaking country to develop spontaneity and fluency in English. On the Q&A portion, the judges have to emphasise that the answers may be in the vernacular, or Taglish. On the other hand, beauty camps’ training should emphasize articulating ideas with confidence and clarity whatever the language is.

    • Add to that the pressure for our candidates to speak in English due to the predictable composition of the panel of judges wherein more than half (most of the time) are foreigners––ambassadors, diplomats, expats, etc. Certainly, because of this, our candidates are expected to not only speak in English but should do it so fluidly like a native speaker.

    • Being able to communicated fluently in other languages aside from her own native vernacular is a clear sign of inteligence. We’re looking for a potential winner who could become an international image model, ambassador and spokesperson therefore communication skills should definitely be the top priority aside from looks. And based on looks, Jehza is not “all that”.

    • Being able to communicate fluently in other languages aside from her own native vernacular is a clear sign of inteligence. We’re looking for a potential winner who could become an international image model, ambassador and spokesperson therefore communication skills should definitely be the top priority aside from looks. And based on looks, Jehza is not “all that”.

  3. I am sad for Jezha. To be a runner-up last year and then not making the winner’s circle the next year is disheartening. However, Pia’s 3rd time was a charm…

  4. She was crown-worthy until she came out in that evening gown and hair. Bad styling did her in. If she had worn a better gown and had better styling, she or Maine could have gotten Nelda’s crown, who didn’t do so well in Q&A either.

  5. Pwd pa syang mag3rd attempt..something is in store for her at the right time…and its on God’s perfect timing:)

  6. My BBP-Globe bet. Tama, hanggat may pangarap, ipaglaban mo yan day! Pahinga muna, then resbak uli after 1- 2 years. Goodluck, Bb. Huelar!

  7. Parang talent na rin kasi ang magaling magsalita, mabilis mag isip at magcompose ng magandang isasagot not necessarily english or tagalog. Doon kinulang sina Jehza at Charmaine. I think kaya pa nilang mapag-aralan yan basta magfocus sila ng todo. Both have a beautiful face and body. Kahit di katangkaran kaya dapat macompensate ng pagiging magaling sa pagsasalita in english man o tagalog. I think allowed naman silang sumagot sa tagalog.

  8. shes in my list. she failed. but im not surprised and not shocked when she didnt made it in the top 8. Her non inclusion in the winning circle was just right. it was not her night and right time. natabunan talaga sya. im okay with her SS performance and styling but disappointed n her EG. halos lahat. not only her gown. but make up and styling. Buts lets move on! Im hoping that Jehza will come back soon and be a monster and Finally embrace all the qualities we are looking for be it 100% or 80% im still ready to support her.

  9. Ang PETITE niya na nga, demure/mahinhin pa. Madali tuloy siya masapawan at lamunin ng mga “Amazona”. There is a saying : Kung maliit, kailangang MAINGAY para hindi matapakan.

    She CERTAINLY is BEAUTIFUL in her own right, but apparently a BIG personality is needed to win attention now…

    Perhaps in the next few years, that BIGNESS will be forged in Ms. Huelar.

    But for now, happy trails, ‘Day!

  10. BBP prefers girls who can speak english without a hint of hesitation in expressing themselves. so girls like clenci, thomas have higher chances of placing even if theyre not the best looking girls out there. i actually feel jehza is better this year same with elima both problems with being fluid in english. hmm this kind of appreciation of our girls will discourage girls without the accent to join BBP.

    • Really wish they’d allow the women to speak in their preferred language, the language they’re most comfortable expressing themselves in (Tagalog, Bisaya, Illonga, etc.). We Filipinos have such hangups when it comes to expressing ourselves in English. Too many Filipinos are quick to judge your accent, your grammar, your vocabulary. Personally I think Elima & Huelar are facially more appealing than at least four of the titleholders. But Bb Pilipinas still retains a bias against candidates for whom English is a second language.

    • Bill, clenci and chanel looked amazing that night and they definitely deserved to be crowned way way more than Ellima and Huelar

  11. Hi Tito Norms! for me Jezha is worthy of a crown. At 22, she is still quite young and she can still rejoin 3 or 4 yrs later, when she has more experience and has become more mature. She is already naturally gorgeous, smart and can express herself better than others. Just more polishing in the Q and A segment.

    I think she can pursue another career for a couple of years then once she has settled well financially to support her siblings, she can come back for the last time. More confident and more beautiiul this time. ❤

    That crown will be waiting for her. I'm sure of it.

  12. Venus, Ariella, now Jehza. Cum laudes who can’t express themselves well. Something is wrong with the Philippine education system.

    • you dont need to be able to express yourself welf when memorizing and analyzing chemical bonds and compositions. you also dont need it when studying the constitution, solving very difficult analytical problems, and proving/deriving out-of-this-world mathematical formulas. lastly, you dont need it to pass and even top any board exam. Just because someone cant express herself well in public doesnt mean that they’re tanga or not deserving of their educational achievements. they’re just not natural speakers aka may stage freight. Cant believe yan pa rin ang sukatan mo ng intelligence. Have you even heard of Multiple Intelligence? Gahd you’re so ancient.

      • bakit, requirement ba ng BPCI at ng MUO na cum laude ang mga kandidata? hindi naman ah. Ikaw lang naman nagbring up ng Cum Laude thing and the PH education system. Teh hindi sila nagsasagot ng quiz bee sa beauty pageants

      • i AM 101% Agree with what “unorthodox” have mentioned above!!!!!….. Speaking in english is not a measurement of intelligence.

    • oh there really is something wrong. With your mindset. Kelan pa naging sukatan ng pagiging edukado at sukatan ng katalinuhan ang pag-i-English?! They’ve graduated with latin honors because they’ve worked hard for it. Isip isip naman bes.

      • In which part of my comment did i mention speaking in English? And i didnt say speaking in English should be the measure of intelligence. If you’re smart you would understand that i was referring to a gap in the education system that would have made them answer more critically, spontaneously and confidently regardless of the language or the grammar. Anyway, maybe you’re right – the Philippine education system is perfect. LOL

      • But you know in the deepest morsel of your heart, it was what you truly meant when you said “expressing themselves well.” Alam mo yan. You are just trying to rationalize your way out of it. And hey, have a little faith. Philippines is where you are/were at – philippine schools are where you were nurtured as a person, and as a human being. Philippine education may have its flaws, heck I bet even ivy league schools have theirs, but who cares? Andaming hindi nakakapag-aral sa Philippines, andami ding nagsusumikap mag-aral pero hindi makagraduate. To have graduated with such honors, even if they fall short on expressing themselves through public speaking, is already a big accomplishment to begin with.

      • You’re right. In tagalog, pwede na. If mediocrity is the goal, then i rest my case.

      • I concur Mio. 100% Agree! Etong si AJ kung makapang-ano eh! #WalangAnuhan

      • @aj — we are all mediocre, in one way or another. Show me a perfect person, a perfect educational system and i will shut up.

    • For most Filipinos who are not natural English speakers, the process of thinking in the native tongue and expressing ideas in a second language, is jittery especially if one is on the spotlight in front of millions. I’m sure their cerebral power are superb that earned for them their high scholastic donors. But for most Filipinos who speak the native tongue in the house, watch TV broadcasts in native tongue, and hear the native tongue spoken everywhere, answering an English question in the glare of TV cameras being beamed to millions, can be very unnerving as the mind has to process ideas in the native tongue and express it in English in split seconds with all the grammar and diction and other worries all tucked in. Add to this the cultural bias of equating English communication skills with intelligence… the pressure is indeed too much on the non-natural English speakers that most of them stammer, worse get mental blocks.

      It at all, the fault lies in the culture that expects the candidates to respond spontaneously and intelligently to a question in English, and failure to do so creates a perception of low intelligence. Definitely, it is not the fault of the Philippine educational system.

      Given this, all beauty pageants in the country are stacked against the majority of the participants who are non-natural English speakers.

  13. Ang ganda ng gown at ng styling, mukhang red carpet-worthy. Infer, mukha siyang expensive, porselanic filipina doll. Kaso medyo nag-bbuffer siya sa mga q and a. Yun lang. swerte siya di siya binigyan nung cheapekpek crown ni Madumb SMA, soooo pwede pa siya sumali. Kung ako sakaniya, wag muna next year kase 22 pa lang siya, wet ng one year para pagka 24 or 25, boom, wafuck, kabog koronahan na yan ang peg niya. Maganda naman ang hubog kahit 5’4″/5’5″ lang siya mukhang 5’10” dahil proportion kung proportion ang labanan.

    Go ateng Jehza, q and a, komunikasyon ang pagporsigihen mo ng one year or two years, tapos sabak at sigurado ang crown. Mwah xoxo 💋 titi Uhhh-nuhhh

  14. Gone are the days na puro beauty and poise lang!!!

    Ngaun, dapat intelligent and conversationalist ang isang binibini to get a crown!!!

    • @ Veejay : Good evening/afternoon/morning.

      Iba na rin kasi ang panahon, ciguro. From beauty and brawn, it is knowledge that NOW creates wealth.

    • She is VERY intelligent, that I can assure you. Clearly though, she wasnt able to answer as what was expected of her that night FOR a number of reasons as was the case with really known intelligent beauties before her. She might not be spontaneous in English but she definitely can speak it.. JUST without the accent of a natural born speaker…. and SINCE when is being very GOOD in english became the basis of being iintelligent? I wish you people can actually talk in conversation with Jehza and ask her anything under the sun.. YEAH even politics and the STATE of the worlds economy..

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