35 comments on “Miss Universe 2011: Parabéns, Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes!

  1. You guys are all being unfair to Shamcey. The question thrown at her was about her religious belief. And when she indeed gave her thoughts about her religious beliefs, you’re all quick on persecuting her? Like, what the hell?? If the judges really did not want to hear an answer that leans towards a specific religious teaching, eh di sana hindi na lang nila tinanong yun???

    Shamcey gave an answer that was authentic to her core values, much like how Cat answered her final question drawing inspiration from her core works and values. Both ladies displayed eloquence without compromising authenticity. And I’m sure both ladies had scores that ranked #1 on their respective final Q&A rounds. What’s the difference? Shamcey competed in an Era that we all know gravitated towards physical beauty more than cerebral capacity and confidence, Catriona competed in an Era that finally balances both these aspects in choosing a winner. I still believe that Shamcey is the most IMG-ish of all the MUPs we had, she was just unfortunate to have competed in the wrong era, especially going up against (in my opinion) the most stunning Black Miss Universe so far.

  2. Shamcey has that typical mind of a fundametalist hence her 3rd Runner Up finish. Mas masarap pakinggan si Venus at Janine sa kanya kapag sa mga interviews. Yun lang. Chweh!

  3. ANG MASASABI KO LANG, DI KAGALINGAN ANG COMMUNICATION SKILLS NI SHAMCEY SUPSUP

  4. BAKIT 3rd RUNNER UP LANG si SHAMCEY SUPSUP sa 2011 Miss Universe? At kung bakit naungusan pa siya ni Miss Brazil. Heto ang mga KASAGUTAN. Let me show you first Shamcey’s answer in English.

    “If I would have to change my religious beliefs, I would not marry the person that I love. Because the first person that I love is God, who created me. I have my faith and my principles, and this is what makes me who I am. If the person loves me, he’ll love my God too.”

    I TRANSLATED the TEXT (AS FAST AS I COULD at sa aking makakaya, so pasensya na) SO THAT YOU CAN REALLY FEEL the TONE (mood, character) of the ANSWER.

    “KUNG KINAKAILANGAN KONG MAGBAGO ng AKING mga PANINIWALANG PANRELIHIYON, HINDI AKO MAGPAPAKASAL sa TAONG AKING MINAMAHAL. DAHIL ANG [PINAKA] UNANG NILALANG na MINAMAHAL KO AY ANG AKING PANGINOON NA SIYANG LUMIKHA SA AKIN. MAYROON AKONG PANANAMPALATAYA AT PRINSIPYO, AT ITO ANG HUMULMA [BUMUO] KUNG SINO MAN AKO. KUNG MAHAL AKO NG TAONG IYON, MAMAHALIN DIN NIYA ANG AKING PANGINOON.”

    Ano sa tingin niyo? DI BA MASAKIT SA TENGA PAKINGGAN? RIGHTEOUS, VERY SELFISH, VERY DEMANDING. EXCEPT for LEA SALONGA (who admitted in an article that she ranked Shamcey as 2nd to Leila), I THINK ALL OTHER JUDGES FELT that the ANSWER WAS UNBECOMING (inappropriate) for a WOMAN WHO WOULD BECOME the next MISS UNIVERSE. SHAMCEY’S ANSWER DOES NOT CONVEY the MESSAGES of LOVE, UNDERSTANDING, ACCEPTANCE of DIVERSITY, FELLOWSHIP, UNITY (& Universal Peace) and other GOOD VALUES [which are] EXPECTED of a GLOBAL AMBASSADOR & BRAND SPOKESPERSON.

    Miss China gave the weakest answer, hence the 4th runner position. Miss Brazil GAVE a POLITICAL CORRECT ANSWER, so the 2nd runner up was given to her. Miss Ukraine also gave a very good answer and was SO GORGEOUS that night, so she became the 1st runner up. Miss ANGOLA GAVE the BEST ANSWER (also very politically correct) AND WAS SO REGAL that NIGHT (especially in EVENING GOWN). VERY QUEENLY in bearing (& used her common sense), hence the crown was bestowed to her.

    SO ITO ANG ISA sa mga DAPAT ARALIN ng Miss Universe Philippines aspirants this year – POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

    I think SCORG can give suggestions on how to BETTER answer the said question to Shamcey. Flor Tula is also good in answering difficult questions because schoolmates sila ni Shamcey. Sampol Flor. He, he, he…

    • Simple lang naman, there’s still a “battle” when it comes to religion and politics. The advise is to not go there because it’s very divisive. She went there, unfortunately. I’m sure she believed it but it’s just a no no. But I don’t know how she could have possibly steered away from the “religion” topic since it was the essence of the question.

      Yes, scorg and Flor, how to better answer the question?

    • A Sassy Shamcey response: A man who would ask me such a thing is a man not worth the ring. All you single ladies agree?

    • Girl has an attitude.. but it’s ok because she can ..with all her achievements ,academic and otherwise.
      But self-righteous ? How did that make her so? She didn’t say the other party or religion is wrong. She simply said she would not change religion in the name of love.

      • She said that she wouldn’t marry the person that I love, blah blah blah. From the context alone, she was displaying her moral superiority.

      • @ Anonymous So, in other words, Mdme. SSL came across as a (five letter word starting with”b” and ending in “h”).

        I wonder how she will now feel about candidates who will display the kind of nerve she herself unleashed in Sao Paulo.

        But we all know she meant no malice. 🙂

    • @ Pierro Rocco If Mdme. SSL simply dropped the last sentence – “If he loves me, he should also love my God” – it would have been just fine.

      Judges need to also understand the candidates; it is the mark of an unwise judge to impose her/his bias. The candidates are individuals entitled to their opinions and beliefs.

      Unfortunately for SSL, she got assigned to the pageant of a liberal-minded country. And also too bad for Atty. Patitay M., she was assigned to the pageant of a conservative country; her “cheer all women” definition did not sit well with an audience accustomed to subservient female societal role.

      @ paul at number 1 fan ni ganados Dude, I’m washed out with all the hustling going on with MUP fan bases doing their utmost to kill each other. I AM MORE INTERESTED IN BBP, & in particular who will be assigned to Yokohama. I really do not care whom we send to MU 2020; my reasons I have already stated in previous comments and I feel absolutely NO need to repeat them. Huwag na tayo maglokohan; panalunin niyo na si MTIG at na’ng matapos na.

      If both MUSA & MUT opt to appoint “New Mexico” and “Miriam”, respectively, then GAME OVER for MTIG. I WILL SUPPORT BOTH FOR THE FINAL 3. Let the remaining candidates kill each other for that final slot.

      • OKAY FLOR. THE BEST GIRL FOR YOKOHAMA is HANNAH ARNOLD. She is BARBIE DOLL LIKE, SWEET, SUBTLE & SLOW. PACKAGE HER WELL & GIVE HER A VERY GOOD (but not complicated) SPEECH which can be TRANSLATED EASILY in JAPANESE. IKAW FLOR SINO ANG GUSTO MO as this year’s Bb. Pilipinas-International?

  5. She’s right in front me
    She’s facially ordinary for me .. like many BQ’s and models I have seen you n my life . They are just very telegenic.
    But I’m happy she won And not Shamcey . I think she deserved it.

  6. According to coach Lea, their (judges) jaws dropped when Leila came out for the EG round. She (Leila) enthralled the judges and practically sealed the win right there and then. Only a monumental breakdown could stop her, and that didn’t happen.

    Makes me think that we should really be investing in stunning gowns as it leaves a lasting impression to the judges.

  7. I remember the running joke back then, when will the Philippines capture the most elusive 2nd runner-up placement. Up to now, it is still elusive.

  8. Mr. Tinio, yaman rin lang at batch ‘to ni Mdme.SSL (Shamcey Supsup-Lee), maaari po ba’ng tanungin niyo siya kung ano ang mga katangian’g hinahanap niya sa isa’ng MUP?

    And, COULD YOU ASK HER TO COMMENT HERE (in the post)?

    Recall that most felt that she registered uncertain when asked at the Press Presentation, her answer lacked clarity and direction, vague and round-about. A month or so into it as ND, REGARDLESS OF THE PANDEMIC, does she now have some idea what she really wants? Tyia.

    If she does reply, she will be only the third (3rd) pageant luminary to PERSONALLY acknowledge comments, at least since 2016.

    The two before were Christian Reyes Lacsamana and Pablo G. Mendez III.

    • Will let her know your query, Flor. But as far as my talks with her are concerned, she mentioned that she is looking for someone who knows why she really wants to become Miss Universe Philippines and how far ahead she can bring her personal causes to fruition. 🙂

      • @ Norman Thank you again, Sir Blogger.

        So, that means she is looking for someone who can bring VALUE to the MUP brand.

        Now, candidates, make sure your cause/advocacy is something Mdme. SSL can help you with. Her organization and its sponsors are apparently looking for a CSR activity, or along that line.

      • @ john manalo As it stands now, the organization expects that phenomenon to come from the candidate. It appears they are investors looking for someone to entrust their money to; she has to present a viable-profitable business plan.

        That’s wonderful. And while it is true the organization is committed to train-transform, surely they will select the one who will be most receptive while presenting the greatest potential.

        Mr. Tinio, you REALLY need to guide this maiden voyage. Your industrial psychology background will surely come in handy.

      • @ Flor Tula. Of the present batch of MUP candidates for you … who can best present a viable-profitable business plan? Who can best bring value to the MUP brand (should she just be appointed)

    • HAY NAKU FLOR FRONT LANG YAN SI SHAMCEY SUPSUP. SI JONAS GAFFUD TALAGA ANG IN TOTAL COMMAND DIYAN. OBVIOUSLY ANG HINAHANAP NG MUP team AY YUNG MAY MALAKAS TALAGA ang LABAN, YUNG TIPONG MANANALO TALAGA sa MISS UNIVERSE.

      NOW, the PROBLEM is – MAHIRAP MAGHANAP NG KATULAD ni CATRIONA GRAY. BAKA AABUTIN PA TAYO NG ISANG DEKADA kung hindi man IILANG TAON. WITH the CURRENT BATCH, WE SHOULD NOT EXPECT SO MUCH. DI BA SABI MO 1st RUNNER UP LANG ang GOAL NATIN for this YEAR? SO SINO ang PWEDE na pang 1st runner up?

      ALAM KO AYAW na AYAW MO sa VOLLEYBALL PLAYER na GALING sa LA SALLE KAHIT ang PAYAT NA NIYA RAW NGAYON. SO PWEDE NA BA SI SIGRID GRACE FLORES SA IYO? MERON KAYONG COMMONALITY with JONAS, SHAMCEY & LIAN. ALL of the FIVE of YOU belong to the SAME UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (the 4 of you belong to flagship campus). He, he, he…

  9. It is noteworthy that the MU 2011 winner is from an oil-rich Portuguese-speaking country just across the Atlantic from Portuguese-speaking Brazil (2nd Runner-up), and a Top 10 placer is from Portugal. Coincidental? Just thinking out loud…

  10. Another lucky Miss Universe title holder who is happily married to a millionaire.

  11. Unlike Spanish, yang Portuguese language ilang bansa lang ang may nakakaalam and in Asia, East Timor karamihan sa kanila trained on that language.

    Pag binibigkas na nila yung salita, ang hirap intindihin pero pag nagkasulat, andameng similarity sa Spanish!

    Anyway, two weeks to go before the quarantine ends! Naway matapos na! Although kahit matapos ang quarantine I doubt na ma-flatten yung curve sa pagtaas ng cases given na wala pang vaccine available!

    Kung ang Spanish Flu lasted for two years and infected a quarter of the population during that time, there is a possibility na ganun din ang mangyari presently.

    I agree dun sa sinabi nung artista, lift na quarantine after 30 April then close ang mga hospital specifically for Coronavirus para di naman maubos ang healthcare worker and Matira matibay!

  12. prior to the top 5 Q&A , up to the very last statement before the last sentence in her answer, this was really a contest that was hers (Shamcey’s) to lose …

    … and as luck would have it , Angola was asked last and the audience all rallied behind her after she answered …

    My head dropped and I just knew then that lady luck moved away from Shamcey and coiled around Leila …

      • Brazil & Angola went past ahead of her because of home field and language advantage … & Ukraine really was on fire during the Final Look and overtook Brazil… that is why Shamcey ended up as 3rd ru

    • Sabi ni ateng Lea, anonymous ang mga judges kay Leila. After her evening presentation they kept looking at her. sabi ni ateng lea, she put her as 1st runner up. Ako lang to ha, pero hindi ako happy sa sagot ni Shamcey. Feeling ko naturn off judges sa sagot nya

      • Salamat Garga. Buti nalaman natin na hindi natin kilala ang judges. Anonymous sila.

      • Mukhang anonymous nga decision nila and bagay na bagay sayo name mo, Garga

      • Haha…kayo naman, dami ko tuloy tawa sa anonymous. Palagpasin nyo na para good vibes lang tayong lahat.

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