Janina San Miguel Q&A Binibining Pilipinas 2008 Pageant

Janina San Miguel Q&A Binibining Pilipinas 2008 Pageant

WTF, girl. Someone call a translator for the Miss World Pageant as Janina San Miguel actually won Bb. Pilipinas – World. Sigh. I’m hoping she improves before then. Janina San Miguel Bb Pilipinas Transcript and Janina San Miguel Video after the jump.

Paolo Bediones: Janina, how are you?
Janina San Miguel: I’m fine.
Paolo Bediones: Alright, so you won two of the major awards – Best in Long Gown, Best in Swimsuit, do you feel any pressure right now?
Janina San Miguel: No, I don’t feel any pressure right now. *smiles*
Paolo Bediones: Confident! Alright! Please choose a name of the judge.
Paolo Bediones: We have Miss Vivienne Tan.
Vivienne Tan: Good Evening.
Janina San Miguel: Good Evening.
Vivienne Tan: The question is, what role did your family play to you as candidate to Binibining Pilinas?
Janina San Miguel: Well, my family’s role for me is so important b’coz there was the wa- they’re, they was the one who’s… very… Hahahaha… Oh I’m so sorry, Ahhmm… My pamily… My family… Oh my god… I’m… Ok, I’m so sorry… I… I told you that I’m so confident… Eto, Ahhmm, Wait… Hahahaha, Ahmmm, Sorry guys because this was really my first pageant ever b’coz I’m only 17 years old and ahahaha I, I did not expect that I came from, I came from one of the taft 10. Hmmm, so… but I said that my family is the most important persons in my life. Thank you.

Thanks to Meng.

70 thoughts on “Janina San Miguel Q&A Binibining Pilipinas 2008 Pageant

  1. oh my! she needs to study the subjec-verb agreement…just a thought though how come she won, not that i have something against her but it’s just a thought…

  2. kawawa nama sya. i’m sure till now di sya nakakatulog nang maayos, lalo na ang “pamily” nya “who was the most impt. persons in her life”. it’s not easy to be on stage with so many people watching. but still she doesn’t deserve the title.

  3. if im the contestant…i would say: my famaly is my guide!as young of the candidates …im so happy that my family value me and sopport this event…

  4. she’s beuatiful no question on that!!!!….but brain and gats…..sa bikini contest nalang sya sumali….

  5. Kiven says: Ano lang…paki ayos lang ang sulat po. WAG PO KAYONG MAG CAPS. as in CAPS LOCK sa KEYBOARD PO YAN. SALAMAT.

    TO ALL BASHERS OF JANINA SAN MIGUEL HALA SIGE KAU MAGHANAP NG BEST FILIPINA TO REPRESENT MISS WORLD NATEN NA MAY TOWERING HEIGHT AT GOOD CATWALK SKILLS… I REALLY SAW THIS GIRL SA MODELLING OR DURING SWIMSUIT AND EVENING GOWN COMPETITION..I CAN SAY NA SHE DESERVES A LOT TLGA TO BAG ONE OF THE TITLE..KINABAHAN LANG TLGA XA S PLGAY KO. BUT AS MY TWIN SISTER SAID RUFFA G. 7 MONTHS PA ANG PREPARASYON NI JANINA TO COMPETE IN MISS WORLD PAGEANT IN UKRAINE.. KAYA HALA MADAME STELLA MARQUEZ..TURUAN EVRY DAY ANG NIGHT SI JANINA ON PROPER SPEECH AND HOW TO HANDLE HER CONFIDENCE IN THE FRONT OF CROWDS.PARA NAMAN MASUNGKIT NA YANG COVETED CROWN NG MISS WORLD NA YAN…THIS IS TIME FOR ASIAN NA TLGA…GO JANINA…TRAINN WELL… SAMPALIN MO SILA NG KORONA MO..PAGBALIK MO GALING UKRAINE….GOOOOOOO SISS…….

  6. What is beauty if the brain is empty? Well, that beauty is now representing us to the Miss World pageant! So many people suggest that she brings an interpreter along…yeah, why not? Manny Pacquiao has his. Maybe in our vernacular she could give a sensible answer. Does she deserve the title? We can all give our two-cents on this but what does it matter unless people submit a million signature in protest.

    (REVISED JOKE) Q: Ako lang ang makakapagpadugo ng ilong nila Manny Pacquiao at Janina San Miguel. Sino ako?

    A: English

  7. Regarding sa nanalong Bb. Pilipinas. Sa lahat ng kapwa Pilipino na sobrang matalino at mapanglait sa kapwa eh huwag naman natin husgahan iyong ipinakitang pagkakamali ni Janina San Miguel sa pagsasalita ng wikang english. Nagkataon lang na nerbiyos ang naramdaman nya habang sya ay tinatanong kaya nde nya malaman kung pano nya sasagutin ang nabunot nyang katanungan. Walang taong ipinanganak na perpekto sa mundong ito at lahat tayo ay nagkakamali kaya sana nman bago kayo magkomentaryo sa nangyari sa ating kandidato sa Bb. Pilipinas eh huwag nyong husgahan. At sa mga taong ipinanganak na matalino, pasalamat kayo at biniyayaan kayo ng puong may kapal ng ganyang katalinuhan at hwg nyo naman abusuhin para lang makapag lait kayo ng kapwa nyo. Dapat nga maging proud pa kayo sa kanya kasi sya kaya nya gawin iyon. Kayo kaya nyo ba na humarap sa libo libong tao para sumagot ng ganun. Hindi kasi nahihiya kayo at ayaw nyo pagtawanan ng kapwa Pilipino. Sa mga mahilig mag english kung hirap kayo magsalita na lang kayo ng wikang Pilipino kaysa naman laitin kayo ng kapwa Pilipino. Mas nakakahiya ang taong sobrang mapanglait sa kapwa kaysa sa ginawa ng ating kandidatong Bb. Pilipinas. Dont bother other people Bb. Janina, you deserve that award. Pasalamat sila ikaw pa nagdala ng panalo sa Pilipinas di ba.

  8. kung bobo siya, mas bobo ang mga judges – why they let her win the crown. even a toddler could answer the question. sali nlang sya sa little miss philippines. match nya ang brains ng mga contestants dun. after all, real beauty isn’t found merely in the physical appearance, but the whole totality of the person. i think that should be the real essence of having bb. pilipinas. how sad the judges were the ones who degraded its true meaning.=(

  9. At least she didn’t forget her p’s and q’s. Phewwww!!!! LOL But she definitely is in major need of a speech therapist to correct the pronunciations of her P’s and F’s. It was well and good that she wasn’t asked if she liked travelling. Okay, let me try and make something up on the spot.. here goes…..;)

    For instance;

    Judge Vivienne Tan: Do you like travelling?

    Janina San Miguel: Yes, I love going on holidays but I drag about the PACKING (FACKING) bit. I hate PACKING (FACKING) my bags, it’s too much of a chore hence I get my yaya to do the PACKING! (FACKING)

    Judge Tan: What’s wrong with PACKING? Should you win
    one of the coveted titles tonight you would be forced to do some serious PACKING when you head off overseas.

    Janina San Miguel: Yes, (trying to remain humble), winning has never crossed my PACKING mind. Oh I’m so sorry…Ahhhmmm, I mean, the “PACKING my own bags” bit has never crossed my mind… coz I’m only 17 years old and this is really only my first ever PACKING pageant. ummm I’m so PACKING sorry. But should I win tonight, be rest assured that I’d be all PACKED up. I mean to be in that state is PACKING important. Don’t you all agree? PACK you. Wait….Sorry, Oh I my God, I meant, Thank-you.

  10. Ok fine nagkamali nga sya sa pag iingles nya marami naman dyan nagkakamali sa english even me. Pero my GOLLY! mali na nga english nya hindi nya pa nasagot ng tama ang tanong. okay lang kung mali mali grammar nya basta nandun yung thought ng sagot. diba parang walang kalalim lalim yung sagot nya (siguro dahil 17 lang). dapat hindi question and answer ang itawag dun kundi QUESTION and QUESTIONABLE ANSWER! pero in fairness naman to her hindi naman yata questionable ang pagkatao nya at beauty queen material talaga, kailangan lang siguro mas marami pang experience sa buhay para maging mallim ng konti

  11. “Janina San Miguel: No, I don’t feel any pressure right now. *smiles*”

    ayan, sabi nya confident sya. eh nung sinagot na nya yung million dollar question, she just gaved a 5 cents answer. ang masama pa, nagpaliwanag lang sya kung baket di nya masagot ng ayos pero di nya talaga nasagot yung tanong. sana inamin na lang nya na kinakabahan talaga sya, baka mas naaccept pa ng manonood. ayun nagtrying-hard lang sya at napahiya nationwide. di ko pa gusto tono ng boses nya at asta nya nung sinabi nya yung line sa taas, ang yabang ng dating pero sa huli wala pala ibubuga. siguro naawa ang judges sa kanya kaya binigay sa kanya ang Bb. Pilipinas World title. Naku, pang Ms. Barangay San Miguel at Ms. End of the World dapat ang title nya… hahahah!

  12. hay nako.. alam naman nya na pageant yung sinalihan nya.. dapat ayosin nya … may pa confident confident pa shang nalalaman pos hindi naman pala… baka hindi nya alam ano ang confident… buti pa ang mga toddler alam yung pag pronounce… kakahiya, nanalo pa tlga… ang layo ng sagot sa tanong.. yung konekshon lang cguro sa tanong sa sagot ay may family na word. sana inisip/inintindi nya muna yung tanong bago sha sumagot.. like kay sushmita, matagal naman sha nakasagot kasi na isip pa..parang ginawa pa niyang dahilan na 17yrs old pa sha.. kahit cguro c janina napaisip kung bakit sha nanalo…bothered cguro sha …

  13. hoy..ang yayabang ng iba dito grabee……..
    anu ba kayo s ahalip na mang laiit kayo no palakasin nyo nalnag nag loob nya.. mga tao talaga walang ibang nakikita kundi ang mali ng iba.. bakit kayo perfect ba kayo???
    sa halip na manglaiit kayo magdasal nalang kayo para sa kanya ..at matutoto din sya nuh…

  14. Maybe the judges had seen something good with Janina that’s why they made her win. I know nakakatawa siya during the interview but I still believe that the judges had their own valid reasons why they gave her the title. I am really curios why she was chosen as one of the major titlists. Hi! Janina, don’t be discouraged…you still have 7 months to prepare…that’s ample time to improve…… Don’t mind so much the bitter words of those scrutinizing hypocrites! Look at it as a challenge that will yield a positive result. There’s always a way to redeem yourself. GO FOR THE CROWN IN THE MISS WORLD COMPETITION
    Even if you don’t know me, I will pray for you.

    Dr. Jam

  15. Well, I really admire her for that but she really needs to enhance her English skills…
    Oh My gulay..she will represent our country..

    Janina should act right in proper.
    well infairness to her.. She’s really pretty.

    To Rate it up…

    Physical Appearance ———- 100%

    Brain ——————- ______% rate it^^

  16. That’s okey Janine….you have a lot of time to practice your english or speech proficiency. At least you’re gorgeous & beautiful. You’re seventeen years old, 5’9 in height & very sexy as well as perfect in an evening gown. You may have a chance at the international pageant. Just needs motivation to summon your confidence in front of the audience. A lot of work for the management but I’m sure you learned a lot already especially on that night. Suggestion: when answering in front of the crowd, no matter how many & intimidating the people are, forget them, focus on the question. Think a little to organize your thoughts then speak well. You don’t have to answer long, just a short or brief but to the point answer & WALAH…that’s it.

    Think on the times you presented a project in front of your classmates & professors, just be cool & be confident & you’ll win your crowd. Don’t doubt about it. Congratulations!

  17. from Maldita: Regarding sa nanalong Bb. Pilipinas. Sa lahat ng kapwa Pilipino na sobrang matalino at mapanglait sa kapwa eh huwag naman natin husgahan iyong ipinakitang pagkakamali ni Janina San Miguel sa pagsasalita ng wikang english. Nagkataon lang na nerbiyos ang naramdaman nya habang sya ay tinatanong kaya nde nya malaman kung pano nya sasagutin ang nabunot nyang katanungan. Walang taong ipinanganak na perpekto sa mundong ito at lahat tayo ay nagkakamali kaya sana nman bago kayo magkomentaryo sa nangyari sa ating kandidato sa Bb. Pilipinas eh huwag nyong husgahan. At sa mga taong ipinanganak na matalino, pasalamat kayo at biniyayaan kayo ng puong may kapal ng ganyang katalinuhan at hwg nyo naman abusuhin para lang makapag lait kayo ng kapwa nyo. Dapat nga maging proud pa kayo sa kanya kasi sya kaya nya gawin iyon. Kayo kaya nyo ba na humarap sa libo libong tao para sumagot ng ganun. Hindi kasi nahihiya kayo at ayaw nyo pagtawanan ng kapwa Pilipino. Sa mga mahilig mag english kung hirap kayo magsalita na lang kayo ng wikang Pilipino kaysa naman laitin kayo ng kapwa Pilipino. Mas nakakahiya ang taong sobrang mapanglait sa kapwa kaysa sa ginawa ng ating kandidatong Bb. Pilipinas. Dont bother other people Bb. Janina, you deserve that award. Pasalamat sila ikaw pa nagdala ng panalo sa Pilipinas di ba.

    that’s why you should have briefed janina not to answer in english but in Filipino.. like the way you stated your statement above. LOL.

  18. Seriously dude, what’s wrong is forcing Filipinos to speak in straight English. Ano bang kulang sa wika natin?

    Her biggest sin is to speak in English even if she wasn’t comfortable with it. That’s it. I don’t really care if she doesn’t pass her call center application.

  19. ako ang nahiya para sa kanya, at alam na kung sinu mananalo sa miss world 2008 at hindi tau un, no offense ha???? but she really need some help regarding her way of speaking the English dialect and to think our country has a 92% rate of English speaking citizens hay…. parang ginawa nya na 29% na lang ng mga Filipino ang well versed sa English dialect

  20. yari ka..!!..hekhekhek..wak mo na sila pansinin….

    IT’S MY LIFE AND ITS NOW OR NEVER I AINT GONNA LIVE FOREVER I JUST WANNA LIVE WHILE I’M ALIVE..ITS MY LIFE!!

    kanta ka nalanag..^^

    HEKHEKHEK

  21. well wla akong msbi s english nya. ahe really don’t deserve d title!!
    and mag-aral uli cya mula grade 1!!!

  22. Hey. Just because the lady had a few grammar problems, made a fool of herself, beat around the bush, and tried to laugh it all off, does not mean she does not deserve to be crowned Bb. Pilipinas 2008…

    Ahh, who am I kidding? :)) Take the crown off! Pull it off her empty head if you have too! How embarrassing. Although I have to give her credit for being a beauty, there’s no doubt about that. And the fact that she is only 17.

    Point is.. How embarrassing! The Philippines is known to be on top of the world, in terms of literacy rate. I still have not heard or read a valid reason as to why that happened to her. None! “She’s only 17..”, “Stage fright..”, “First time..” Blah, blah, blah.. Can’t you just say you’re weak at English??

    Oh, well, good luck Philippines. I’d honestly want to say “Try again next year”, but, think positive.. “Go, Janina! You can do it!”” ..with a little help. :)

    By the way, I apologize about the previous comment. I submitted it without finishing it. And for some others who commented, and had typos and grammar issues… Hah. Ironic. :)

  23. in the first place, why do u guys react exaggerately on this issue? We can use our own language, tagalog, if ever miss San Miguel would make it in the Question and Answer portion in the Miss World. I mean, if she will make it to the top 5 or whatever. Like other candidates do.. like Japan, China, Korea etc.. hire a translator instead. I bet she has great chances of winning the miss wOrld… Let the world hear TAGALOG!!!! okay?? Manuel Quezon would be very happy with it… hihihihi..

  24. Nakakaawa naman si Janina. I would suggest try to enroll in
    one of the best english school in the philippines. Mag aral ka Neng!
    ipakita mo na kaya mo pala mag salita ng English. Maging gabay mo ang experience na ito sa iyong pag akyat sa tagumpay.
    Huwag kang panghinaan ng loob,okey lang yun. Si Erap nga e presidente na nagkakamali pa.ikaw pa kaya.

  25. Hay Janina dapat hindi ka na nag explain kung bakit hindi mo nsagot yung question…less talk less mistake ika nga nila!!!! hayzzz dami mo tuloy mistake…

  26. whoa!!!. . .nosebleed?!?. . bt nman ganun?!?. .hindi kaya nagtampo iyong ibang contestants kasi siya pa nanalo. .but I cant blame her. .She really is beautiful. .and thats it. .no more no less. . so anu natututunan niya nyan sa skul?!?. . .I mean come on why would you let your student be in a pageant without a proper knowledge of basic english . . .geezz. . well gudluck na lng xio. . .

  27. ok lang sana yung wrong grammar. walang kaso kung hindi magaling sa english.

    kaso kahit tagalugin pa yung sinabi niya, ambabaw ng sagot. sheesh. hindi pang-17 y/o. a 15 y/o kid could give a better answer. seriously.

    and why does she keep on fixating about her age? gah.. excuses.

  28. hay naku ayan na nman ang mga TALANGKA na pilipino dito..kala mo ke tatalino eh mas bobo pa nga kau kay JANINA eh. at least s janina hirap lang s pang english pero maganda naman at well poised…eh kau both qualities wala….. pangit na bobo pa at reflection pa ng ugali nio pagmumukha nio…lahat pangit inside and out….at least si miss JANINA physically beautiful and very down to earth person pa..for sure this lovely girl ang maituturing na BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE sa darating na MISS WORLD 2008… gusto yan ni madama JULIA MORLEY ang fresh kindly pretty well poised at charming girl even not so brainy.. kaya to all bashers better SHUT UP…Im WARNING YOU….GRrrrrrrrrrrrrr………

  29. yuk kakahiya at .! nakakabobo ang sagot.bakit sya pa ang nanalo? kelangan nyang bumalik sa agrade 1 para malaman ng correct ussage ng : was,were,they’re,they…

  30. kalokah si ate! nosebleed kung nosebleed ito! LOL. sana naman nag-request na lang sana sya ng interpreter at nag-Tagalog sya. At least maipapaliwanag pa niya nang maayos yung gusto nya. Mas maiintindihan ng mga judges yon. Yung ibang mga candidates nga sa ibang mga beauty pageants like Ms. Universe eh nagdadala ng interpreter eh. At hindi lang grammar yung problema nya, di pa nya nasagot yung tanong. Kahiya! Tapos Masscom pa sya. OMG! sister, elementary pa lang, diniscuss na ang S-V agreement. :-) kamusta ka naman!

  31. Pageant is all about beauty and brain. As a televiewer of that pageant night, ive witnessed all the lovely candidates with thier performances. It happened that Ms Janina San Miguel wasn’t able to answer the questioned being asked by Miss Vivienne Tan because of tremendous nervous. Despite of her failure in speaking english she did her best. the good thing there was she used her vernacular and she express what family exactly role in her lives and most especialy the role in our country. She deserved of her title now. and let her to grow with her mistakes. dont judge her or even critisize her. instead of it let our hearts be open for forgiveness and thanks for the successful pageant night. Encourage one another to build a better realtionship.Were one country and were one name.

  32. nobody’s perfect.. lahat nman ng bagay napag-aaralan and feeling ko kayang-kaya nman pag-aralan ni janina ang english in 7 months. bilib ako s knya kse nakaya p rin nyang maging confident in front of people despite nung pagkakamali nya.. marami saten di kaya ung pinakita nyang braveness nung coronation night kya she deserves the crown.. go janina, go girl! kaya mo yan! make us proud!

  33. Dear All,

    Siguro nga, sa tingin natin lahat that Janina doesn’t deserve that crown but I’ll think judges pick her up as Bb. Pilipinas World kasi may nakita silang something special and hindi nila nakita sa iba. Yes, we conclude that she can’t speak well but i think she could be trained for how many months.
    Co’z I know its not only the beauty and brain that counts on it, but how you project well in front of the big crowd.

    But, If hindi kaya e train sya, for speech lesson pwede naman cgurong magdala ng sariling enterpreter ,para e translate kung ano ang gusto nyang sbihin that she can’t speak in English. Let her speak in tagalog in our own national language, coz some candidates in miss world also speak in their own language.

    That’s why we have freedom to speak.

  34. Honestly, at first I was really shocked when the news came out that Janina failed to answer the question properly. I was upset knowing that she’s a mass communication student. But I realized that judging her is no good! We should be fair and forgiving sa kanya. Gaya ng mga sinasabi ng iba, everybody is not perfect. Kaya let’s just give her support. Sige kayo pagnanalo yan sa Miss World lagot kayong lahat. Basta magtulungan na lang tayo ha?

  35. not that i have anything against her or whatsoevah. pero naman dude pare chong… this is something big! i mean, yun nga lang mga sumasali sa mga small time pageants eh sobrang naghahanda eh, eto pa kaya? ok, given that she freaked out (maybe), or namental block (exams??), o di kaya stage fright (josme. ilang preliminaries na ang pinagdaanan mo neng bago pa sa main event) — still — i really dont see the point para maging joboboy ka ng ganon. yes we cant avoid mistakes, even THAT KIND of mistake (josme ulet), but at least she should have retained her composure. nung nalalag si miriam quiambao sa stairs, nakita mo ba shang namula sa kahihiyan? or nag-falter? c’mon, u got the nation watchin u gurl! pero eto lang.. isang malufet na comeback lang sa Ms. World pageant. I swear! Yung tipong magtatanong ang tao, “sure kayo yan ng Janina na bano sa english 7 months ago??” Bawi ka lang talaga. Kasi aabangan ka tlga ng crowd i swear! coz if not, you’re history. magiging laman ka na ng forwarded emails at text messages at comic strips.

  36. ruffita jones alam naman natin na ang mga beauty pageant is not all about beauty, siguro nga kinakabahan xa or something, we don’t know the exact reason why she acted that way pero ang alam ko at alam din ng maraming kababayan natin na mababaw talaga ung sagot nya sa tanong ni hindi nga nya sinagot ung tanong talaga, now tell me what are the basis at xa ang nakakuha ng corona, Im not being a “TALANGKA” or anything like that but I think, NO I BELIEVE THAT THE OTHER CONTESTANTS HAVE FAR BETTER SOUNDING ANSWER THAN HERS, nonetheless pagpray na lang natin xa sa darating na miss world 2008 at kahit papano manalo :D

  37. hindi siya kinabahan. medyo slow talaga siya. i know. kapitbahay namin yan. may malalaking tarpaulin nga ngayon sa project 6 meant to conragulate her

  38. kamo ba… mga pilipino lang baya ta.. og pilipino pud atong inistoryahan diare noh… ayaw pud tawon ninyo e-down atong miss world pud uroy oi… nakulbaan lang to xa maong ing-ato iyang natubag sa question na gihatag niya. kamo daw bi naa sa iyang sitwasyon bi. kaya kaha ninyo to.. kamo noh murag kinsa jud mo na perpektong tawo. kung kato lang iya makaya.. kato ra ehhh.. yaw ninyo sya baraha… nahh dili na sya madaug sala nato kay ginabara na ninyo sya.

  39. I don’t believe that people should pity her simply because other people criticize her. It’s true that nobody is perfect, but the fact that she won when more deserving people could have bagged the crown is mortifying. :/ I don’t believe that age or nervousness has anything to do with it, because she would have given a more substantial answer despite grammatical errors if she said something remotely intelligent (or, at least, something that answered the question). What’s more entertaining than watching Janina’s “moment of glory” is reading the comments in youtube. :))

  40. ok lang sana ang wrong grammar o yung ung maling pronunciation pero sana naman nasagot niya ung tanong. kahit d nya na isipin ung pageant. i mean, what’s her family’s role in her life. baka naman wala talaga syang masabi dahil hindi naman naging supportive ung family nya.. hula lang un ha, kaya cguro nahirapan xang sagutin ung tanong… nabigla cguro xa na un ung itinanong sa kanya..

  41. I feel sorry for her. It was really a shame to be seen on national TV and overseas answering a very simple question with incorrect grammar, no poise and sense at all.

    That pageant reminds me of “Bikini Open,” the movie of Cherry Pie Picache and Francine Prieto.

    Some people commented that Janina is well poised that is why she deserves the crown, but I did not see that poise. She mumbled when she answered the question.

    Pageant is a contest. Everyone who joins will be subject to criticism, that is why there are judges who will score the contestants. It is already given that all of these criticisms will be thrown to her because she failed to prove herself.

    It’s a good thing though that she still won. Goodluck na lang sa Philippines! Sana nga she will improve before the main event happens. Kaso baka naman sabihin nya na naman eh 17 years old lang sya and 2nd time nya pa lang sa pageant. Kaya lang I doubt it if she will improve her English in 7 months.

  42. Simple solution: bring a translator to Ukraine.
    She is a Filipina and Filipino is the national language of the Philippines, right?
    Anyway, she needs to work on how to answer simple questions like Vivian Tan’s.

  43. Mag rubik’s cube ka na lang..heheh

    Ahhm..do you know what’s the spelling of “family”? o “pamily” na lang…hahahah!
    Oh my God..ako yata nahihiya para sayo..

    Buti na lang di ako student ng UE.. baka mag drop ako ng biglaan dahil sa sagot mo..heheh..

    Anyway..super hanga ako dahil sa over confidence mo..!

    Para naman sa mga 17 years old diyan..pasensya na lang daw sabi ni Janina nadamay pati kayo “ever”..

    Good luck na lang sa Miss World pageant ever mo..Sana mag milagro
    din ang mga judges dun..

  44. kung magkamali ka man, sana yung sagot mo malapit-lapit sa tanong noh??? anlayo dude!!!! we Filipinos always stand up proud because we are GOOD (damn good) in English!! but with that kind of performance…poor ang rating mo day!!! si ruffa, kahit bisaya ang mudra at least, nag-aral!!!! dont waste your education on make-up and good loooks girl…brain is always better than beauty but if you can have both, then much better!!! piece of advise, GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!

  45. Hay naku wag na ngang magpakaipokrita, lahat naman tayo natawa sa inasal nya anoh! Ipokrita ang magsasabing di sila naasar o naaawa sa kanya ng mga panahong trying hard syang sumagot. Pero heto ang abangan nyo dahil sa confident talaga sya na mananalong Ms.World. Tignan natin ang galing nya.

    40. Janina San Miguel – March 12, 2008

    I will make proof to all of you Filipino persons and that I will win the much coveted title as the next Miss World 2008. It was not very easy for me to stand alone in the stage of that pageant because aside from me being nervous it was my first time even to be in the top 10. If it was you there instead of me, it will be difficult also. I will try my best to study in the 7 months that I was given to study speaking in English to make all Filipinos proud of me even if I’m not a genius like all of you who are mocking me here. Soon that day will come and I will be prepared. Don’t worry, I am not angry, I am just disappointed that instead of the support that you will give me, you mock me instead. Forgive me with my English right now. I am practicing. I still love you all

    Read the whole topic here:http://pagetwo.wordpress.com/2008/03/11/binibining-pilipinas-2008-controversy-its-not-just-about-the-english/

  46. di na importante gramar nya. meron ngang mga bansa na di marunong mag english, kailangan p ng interpreter. kajit mga kano nagikakamali sa gramar.ang importante, she did her best

  47. Well, well…..lumabas na naman ang colonial mentality ng mga Pinoy. Here we are fighting for our identity and our very own place in the world pero hindi natin mapatawad ang pagkakamali ng isang international representative sa pagsasalita ng banyagang wika. Just because you are not fluent in a foreign language does not mean you have no brains. Napakababaw talaga ng ilan nating kababayan. Just look at the more affluent countries that join these pageants. Their representatives do not speak English at all, but do we look down on them? Sinasabi ba nating bobo ang mga Hapon, Germans, Spanish etc.? Of course not, we actually admire them for not falling into the trap of getting the admiration of other people by speaking English. Wake up folks! Get rid of that mentality for I am pretty sure that not a lot of Filipinos can speak perfect English especially under tremendous pressure.

  48. naks! talagang maramign pinoy ang mapanghusga sa kapwa pinoy.yon karamihan stay in sa Pinas subrang ma ERE kuno but the truth is kahit subrang talino mo pag sa ibang bansa ka na like USA may bad accent ka pa rin.hindi ka makakapagsalita ng perfect pareho ng mga kano.kahit graduate ka pa at ist honor sa pinas may accent ka pa rin na minsan hindi ma gets ng mga kano
    So intead na husgahan ninyo si janina suportahan ninyo para lalo siyang matutu.wag ninyo siyang maliitin.TUMIRA SIYA DITO SA STATE OF AMERICA from today sa seven months na yan na puro kano ang kausap niya tiyak na matututu siya ng tamang pag salita at the same time maiintindihan niya kong pano sagutin sa english ang tanong.mas madaling maka adopt ang bata pa pag nakarating dito kaysa sa mga may idad na kahit may pinag aralan na pero hirap ng magsalita ng tamang tuno ng english.my GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!people give her a CHANGE to move ON.Janina is BEAUTIFUL at hindi yan mababago but to speak english language she has more chance to learn.In the future she will be smart and beautiful.JANINA PAGBUTIHIN MO!!!!!!!! MAG PRACTICE KANG MABUTI PAKITA MO SA KANILA MAY TALENT KA GOOD LUCK- HENRIETTA

  49. i agreed with one of the comments the she should undergo a commucation skills program, that would really her. but if she really can’t in seven months time before the pageant, its a good idea to take an interpreter with her, same like what some latin countries doing.

  50. 2mahimik nlng kyo at paghandaan din ang pagsali nya ulit sa pageant ..stop mocking at her!!wala na kyong mggwa pati..nangyari na ang nangyari…nanalo na sya!may mggwa pa ba kyo dun?hindi yan small participation na pwedeng ulitin..!sa lhat ng nag cmment,sa lhat ng doubtful person kung bakit sya nanalo,,,sa lhat ng nagsabing bobo sya!!kAYO,,,MAY BRAIN NGA KYO!MABABAW NMAN KAYA WALA KYONG PAGKKAIBA SA TNTWAG NYONG BOBO!…BETTER KNOW YOURSELF FIRST BEFORE YOU JUDGE.!

  51. kasi kung hindi kaya mag-english, wag na magpilit. di naman bawal mag-tagalog baket ba kasi nagpaka-trying hard pa. well, sa tingin ko lpu naman si janina…as in low pick-up. saw her other interviews eh susme…wala pa ring sense ang mga sagot. kaya go magpadala na ng interpreter pag laban nya sa ms world. tyaka parang masarap mapakinggan ang salitang tagalog sa international beauty contest diba…its a good way na rin to intoduce our language to the world. tagalog is a beautiful language we should be proud of it.

  52. I”m not questioning her english.okey lang kung mali ang grammar…ang point ko.mali ang sagot nya sa tanong…kahit padalhn mo ng interpreter yan..kung hindi nya alam ang sagot wala rin.anong silbi ng interpreter.

    i watch her interviews .halos lahat parang hindi nya alam ang isasagot.neng,pay atention ka naman sa mga question .halos malaglag ako sa interview mo kay MO TWISTER:

    Mo Twister: So Janina, how does it feel to win Ms. World?
    Janina: Thanks Mo. I feel confidence.
    Mo: So, where will the Ms. World Pageant going to be held?
    Janina: Uhhm I still don’t know… uhmm sorry, I’m not good in Geometry…
    Mo: Baby doll, that would be geography.
    Janina: ahaha, uhmmm yeah
    Mo: So where is it going to be held.
    Janina: I hope its somewhere in Europa because I want to go to France.
    Mo: I see.
    Janina: I want to learn to speak France.
    Mo: Uhmmm that would be French. The language in France? ok, Never mind.
    Janina: Ah ok. I thought France is the mmm… Mcdo? You know Fries?

    Pero neng pinatawa moko…kaya lang please seryosohan na..aral ka pa ha..siguro naman after 17years…marunong ka na.

  53. hay naku, alam u tama lang ung sinabi ni former Bb.Pilipinas Charlene Bonnin Gonzales n dapat galing sa puso ang sagot hayaan u nlang yang Ruffa n yan ta gusto niya lang sumikat…by da way u must deserve to be a beauty queen, dapat isama u c ate charlene para siya ang mag interpreter sau…cge ingat u and Goodluck

  54. to all the commentators,i suggest that you should check your grmmar first before you say anything…you see,you talk about the mistakes of others but HOW COME YOU DON’T SEE YOURS???…..TERRIBLE!!!and remember this:do not criticize people;you would be what they are under similar circumstances…

  55. hello mga kababayan pilipino, didn’t you heard what janina said? *smile*
    “itoooo ” ahahaha…ITO daw ang abutin ninyo ng mga watcher ng beauty pegeant. na mga brainwash sa looks. “ITO… ang looks ninyo” ahahahaahaha….. anyway ang tanong ay not is easy to asnwer din, what daw kuno ang role your family play for you as a candidate to binibining pilipinas? my answer is not my family but anyone will expect me as a smart and a little bit intelligent ahahahah tanga *smile*…..I think janina is walang paki alam what happen that time, all that matters is she the one to represent the philippines. Janina has the looks and she is only ano lang 17 and there is many things she have to know other than looking beautiful. I think janina should just laugh about the pilipino asset, ganon talaga tayo mga pilipino, kapag wala kang alam ay tatawanan ka pero, when spoking to them individual they dont care about what you been through…so keep smilling miss 17 janina….from EUDY, SAN PEDRO LAGUNA

  56. alam nyo hindi bihira ang sumali sa isang beauty pageant tulad ni janina san miguel,hindi poket nagkamali sya sa pagsalita ng ingles ay boba na sya,cguro ni nerbyos lang sya,no body’s perfect in this world lahat tayo nagkakamali tulad ni janina,….

  57. i always think that this is just a part of having fun and my good luck when i was in front of a lot of people, so janina-just have fun and you will be fine.always believe that God made us women beautiful.-NOIDA

  58. oo nga mahirap ang humarap sa madaming tao at mapressure na sumagot sa isang tanong na alam mo will make or break you…

    pero isa lang ang masasabi ko dyan

    pinasok mo yan eh! dapat handa ka hindi yung puro ka lang confidence wala naman plang abilities… ndi lahat ng bagay madadala sa pasmile smile lang…

    kung alam mong ndi ka pla marunong magenglish edi sana yun ang pinaghandaan mo… TALO KA PA NG MGA GAYS SA PAGSAGOT NG TANONG SA MGA BEAUTY PAGEANTS!

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