Pageant Fail: Joanlia Lising for seeing and other things.

Got nothing to do today, and a bit late on the viral/trending/important stuff (Syria issue…ehem~), so might as well run my fingers through the vast strands of online fail. For starters, I’ve just opened my social media accounts, and the video of Ms. Joanlia Lising popped-up. And I automatically said to myself, “Okay… another Filipino Pride shout-out.” But that wasn’t the case…JoanliaLising

Apparently, Ms. Lising fumbled her question and answer category. Now, if you haven’t watched the video, you may say, “Oh! Poor girl. They must’ve given her a hard one.” Sadly, NO.

Not only was the question requiring just an opinion based answer, without leaning towards too much facts, but even a grade school kid could have answered that, albeit in a much simpler manner.

Anyway, let me just show you.

Nice, right? But please don’t get me wrong, I’m not bashing on her for the mistake. She’s done a lovely job to get that far, and my hats are off to those that have the courage to enter a beauty pageant.

But what I’m really wondering right now is… is there really a need for a question and answer portion in a beauty contest? Now, if your argument would be that beauty is both physical and mental, and I’d have to agree with you in some way, except that the entire context of mainstream beauty pageants is just completely physical. There’s no use giving the cop-out answer of “it’s what’s inside that counts,” because that’s just simply bullshit.

Why don’t we take a look at China’s Ms.Universe criteria: Miss Universe China

  • Interview 33%
  • Swimsuit 33%
  • Evening Gown 33%

Adding all those up totals to 99% +1% tax. Looking at it, it’s really dead-obvious that aesthetics is a whopping 66%. This is the same as saying, “awwww… you may have fucked-up your answer, but more importantly, you look marvelous!” Now, that’s fucked-up!

And just look at the explanation for the Interview criteria.
“Attention is focused on her poise, charm, self–confidence and her ability to communicate, as well as the substance of her answers.”

You can’t gauge a substance of answer with the kinds of questions that they’re being asked. Making it pointless at all to call upon intelligence.

Now, just to patch things up, I propose a compromise (NBC this one’s for you). Give us a beauty pageant entitled, “Ms. Smart but no date for Prom night” and we’ll call it even. Think about it. 🙂


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