Miss Singapore Universe 2007 (MSU 2007)
I did not follow the show. Today was my first look on MSU 2007. When the ladies stood in a line to be judged, it reminded me of my primary school days where we would line up during canteen time for our food. Anyway, when they lined up, one lady stood from the rest. She was Jessica Tan. Later on, I realized I was not wrong when both Judges' Choice and People's Choice ranked her as first.
During the Q&A section, one lady answered one question in a very interesting way. Joey Feng picked a question that goes something like "would you strip for art". Her answer was nice. It went something like "No I won't as I come from a conservative family. However, I won't mind being the artist." It was at this point of time when Adrian Pang remarked that he would volunteer to pose. Cheeky fellow. In her answer, Joey stood for what she believed in. She wasn't ashamed to say no and tell others about her conservative family despite today's open society where posing nude for art is assumed to be normal. I respect her for that.
Jessica Tan's answers weren't really impressive. It sounded like an average answer. No offence, it's just my opinion.
Then came the stage where everyone was asked the same question. The question was this "If your mother disproves your relationship with the man you truly love, what would you do?". Now, this is a very deep question. It involves love, one towards one's mother and the other towards one's true love. It tests the values of an individual. The mother or the boyfriend?
One very interesting answer was from Peggy Chang. Who would expect that both parties, her mom and boyfriend, would be there? Now to answer this question in front of both parties was very tricky. You choose one, you offend the other. One's her mother the other is her boyfriend. Surprisingly, her answer accepts both! Very interesting. Her answer was for her boyfriend to win her mother's heart just like he had won hers.
Peggy Chang wasn't the only one who surprised me. Joey Feng surprised me too. I would expect her to be the conservative and listen-to-mother kind of lady. So I expected her to say something like "mothers knows best and if she said no, it's for my own best". However, she said something like she really love the man she's with and she hoped that her mother would accept him. Something like that. I guess she must really love the man. Lucky man.
After the score was tabulated, Jessica Tan became Miss Singapore Universe 2007. Joey Feng was 2nd and Christabel Campbell was 3rd. All the best to the three winners and the 17 finalist.
I wonder how will the boyfriends of these ladies feel? Haha...I don't know but it will be interesting to know.
Did you know that Jessica Tan's birthday is today? She mentioned it when interviewed by the news people. Judy Lee wasn't around because of "work commitments" as stated by Jade Seah. She is a flight stewardess so I guess her plane maybe leaving today hence she couldn't join the final stage.
After the show, one must remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Different people have different standards of beauty. What this show has achieved was to select a beauty queen. Fair enough. However, a lady isn't defined just by the way she looks, but what she believes in, her values and her personality. These intrinsic traits can never be judged fairly in a beauty pageant as all they do is change in different attire and do the catwalk. How are you suppose to get to know someone better by looking at her do the catwalk? The only aspect of a lady you can judge during the catwalk is her beauty and the way she carries herself. Of course there are a few questions here and there, but I feel that it still isn't an accurate measurement for these ladies. One maybe lucky to pick an easy question; one may fail in the first question and succeed in the next 10 questions; one may just be confused at that time. To really know a lady would need time and effort, not a 2 hour show.