The controversies surrounding the recently concluded Miss Universe 2015 last Sunday in Las Vegas has not yet died down. The pageant host, Steve Harvey already issued multiple Facebook posts and tweets online apologizing to everybody for the mix up in announcing the results. However, those apologies don’t seem enough as relationships between the girls have been tarnished.
After the incident, netizens had varying reactions some of which took to humor and jokes such as creating memes pertaining to the event. Others were joyous that their bet Ms. Philippines actually won the crown, while others expressed unhappiness over the mix-up. Such is the case in this footage taken by Missosology, a Facebook page dedicated to pageantries.
Watch how the other contestants ignored Ms. Philippines Pia Wurtzbach
In the video, it can be seen that Ms. Philippines tried to approach Ms. Colombia who was surrounded by her friends. When she came nearer, some of the contestants snobbed her and shook their head in disapproval such as Ms. Venezuela and Ms. Montenegro. If listened closely, it can be heard that some of the girls even told her “Philippines, just step back please” and ushered her away.
It is to be expected that Ms.Colombia’s friends would offer her sympathies and console her for the turn of events, but perhaps the gesture had been unkind for Ms. Philippines. After all, it was not her fault why Ms. Colombia has to be stripped off the crown. Truly the smallest mistakes have the biggest repercussions. Hopefully everything can be mended and a civil and non-hostile relationship between the girls can be maintained after the incident.
Bonus video: Watch one pageant contestant, Ms. Germany’s opinion regarding the final result.
Here’s a transcript of the final three’s answers to the determining question, “Why should you become Ms. Universe?”
USA: I should be the next universe because I’m so driven. I want to work to bring equality towards men and women.
Colombia: I’m positive that I should be the 3rd Miss Universe from my country because I have attributes of a Latin woman, a woman from Colombia should have, and a Miss Universe.
Philippines: I will use my voice to raise awareness and shed light in causes like HIV. Show the world that I am confidently beautiful with a heart.
What do you think of the girls’ treatment of each other? Did Ms. Philippines deserve the crown? Share your thoughts and these videos too.
Cruise ship Anchor Destroys Ancient Coral Reef in Cayman Islands
In a matter of seconds, the cruise ship destroyed a valuable coral reef that took more than a thousand years to grow.
Coral reefs are essential both to humans and marine species. According to the World Wildlife Fund, coral reefs serve as nurseries and shelters to almost a quarter of our ocean’s fish---a vital source of food and income for people. Additionally, they help break waves when hurricanes and tsunamis occur; thus, preventing floods and coastal erosion. These are just some of the benefits we reap from coral reefs; however, due to our reckless and exploitative practices, we are also responsible for their destruction.
On Tuesday, a diving instructor named Scott Prodahl decided to investigate when he noticed that the Pullmantur Zenith cruise ship anchored near an ancient coral reef off the Cayman Islands.
“Bottled Air” Sold Out in China Due to Extreme Smog Crisis
In China, breathing fresh air is no longer free! You have to buy “bottled air”!
For most of us, breathing air is still one of the free privileges we can enjoy, especially if we are living in the countryside. But in some parts of China such as Beijing, breathing fresh, clean air now literally comes with a price.
Some places in China are suffering from an extremely thick blanket of smog (a combination of smoke and fog). Beijing reported a red level alert for its smog crisis on December 8, and then Shanghai reporting the same last December 15, 2015.
A man in Beijing wearing teargas mask as protection from the hazardous thick smog.
Miracle Baby Born From World’s Oldest Frozen Sperm
The specimen was frozen at a sperm bank for 23 years before it was used to conceive a cancer survivor’s son.
The frozen sperm used for the conception of a baby boy named Xavier Powell has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest viable specimen. The Mirror has noted that "there is technically limit on how long sperm should be stored for but it is usually between seven and 10 years." Well, this record goes way beyond that.
But there's actually more to the story than what people may think. It's not just a breakthrough in science — it's more like a miracle.
In 1992, a 15-year-old Australian named Alex Powell was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was advised to undergo chemotherapy. However, doctors said that while the treatment would get rid of cancer cells, it could also render him sterile.
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