Binibining Pilipinas fever is on! Ngayong gabi na ang coronation night ng pinaka ikat na beauty pageant sa bansa, muli nating balikan ang mga di makakalimutan eksena na tumatak sa Pinoy sa pinaka-aabangang question and answer portion ng pageant.
Aminado naman ang karamihan sa beauty queens na more than the swimsuit and evening gown portion, ang Q&A ang pinaka nakaka-tense dahil "grace under pressure" at "presence of mind" ang kailangan sa bawat kandidata.
Unahin natin ang eksena sa 1979 edition ng pageant ni Melanie Marquez.
Q: Are you willing to change your legs with the one million insured legs of Angie Dickinson?
A: I won’t change my legs because I am contented with my long legged.
Hindi rin makakalimutan ang usapang "virginity" ni Maria Isabel Lopez at ng award-winning actress na si Rita Gomez na isa sa judges ng taong iyon.
Q (asked by actress Rita Gomez): Here’s your question, hija. Are you still a virgin?
A: If I say I still am, can I bring home the crown tonight?
Judge: Good answer!
Maria Isabel: What about you Ma’am, are you still a virgin?
Judge: Hija, I have 5 children with 5 different fathers, and what do you call that, Immaculate Conception?
Sa 2006 edition naman, "Quiet Please!" ang sigaw ng kandidatang si Jeannie Anderson para marinig ang kanyang sagot.
Q: If you were given a chance to become beautiful but not too smart or very smart but not too beautiful, what would you prefer to be and why?
A: Well, um, quiet please! Okay. Well, I’d rather choose to be, uh, beautiful. Um, because, um, to be beautiful like, um, it’s natural. But, um, being smart you can learn. You can learn, um, a lot of things. You can learn from the experience. You can learn a lot of things to be smart.
Kung pressured ang lahat sa Q&A portion, chill na chill naman si Janina San Miguel sa 2008 edition ng pageant.
Host: So you won two of the major special awards. Do you feel any pressure right now?
A: No, I don’t feel any pressure right now!
Then she was asked to pick the name of the judge who would ask her the question.
Q: The question is, what role did your family play to you as candidate to Binibining Pilipinas?
A: Well, my family’s role for me is so important because there was the wa- they’re, they was the one who’s very (laughs). Oh I’m so sorry. Um, my family, my family. Oh my god. I’m…
Host: Pwede ka magtagalog. Okay lang.
A: Ok, I’m so sorry. I, I told you that I’m so confident… Eto, um, wait… (laughs). Um, sorry guys because this was really my first pageant ever because I’m only 17 years old and (laughs) I, I did not expect that I came from, I came from one of the top 10. Hmmm, so… but I said that my family is the most important persons in my life. Thank you.
Ang pagiging magandang lahi naman ng mga Pilipino ang tumatak sa sagot ni Angelee Claudette Delos Reyes sa Binibining Pilipinas 2012.
Judge: Good evening. How are you?
A: Good evening. I’m so fine and I feel so great that I’m one of the finalists. And I feel so excited that one life will be changed tonight.
Judge: Wow, you answered the question before I asked! Let me try… How would you show to the rest of the world that it’s more fun in the Philippines?
Answer: I can show to the world that it’s more fun in the Philippines because I am a nurse by profession and I decided to stay in the Philippines because we have a very beautiful geographical setting which we can travel through land, air, and seas. And I think that we have beautiful people and standing here in front of you right now is an example of the beautiful people of the Philippines.
Inaasahan na madadagdagan ang listahan ng mga di makakalimutang sagot sa magaganap na question and answer portion ng 2017 Binibining Pilipinas Pageant na magaganap na sa April 30.