The 1993 Miss Universe explained that they are looking more at the candidates'personality more than the physical appearance.
Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres was one of the judges
during the 65th Miss Universe where Miss France Iris Mittenaere won. She then
explained to ABS-CBN News reporter Dyan Castillejo on Monday night why Miss
France was their choice.
"In the end, personality had a whole lot to do with
it," she said. Dayanara said Iris’ last answer gave her plus points. The
top 3 candidates were asked about their failure in life and what they’ve
learned about it. She shared her story of her failure to enter medical school
on her first try.
Dayanara also said that the Miss Universe Organization is
looking for an unconventional beauty queen and personality is more important
than physical beauty.
"When you arrive at an event where the Miss Universe is
going to be, you want to find a person that's accessible and not just a robot
or with an attitude. You don't want that," she said.
"You want somebody that's more human and who's going to
touch other people. Because when they talk, people are going to listen,” she
Dayanara continued, "I think being more human at this
point in time, when the world is going through so much, it's much more
important than a person that's just impressionable to look at.”