Brook Mahealani Lee of USA – Miss Universe 1997
Question: If there were no rules in your life for one day and you could be outrageous, what would you do?
Answer: “I would eat everything in the world. You do not understand. I will eat everything twice.”
Sushmita Sen of India – Miss Universe 1994Question: What is the essence of being a woman?
Answer: “Just being a woman is God’s gift that all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother, and is a woman. She shows a man what sharing, caring and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman.”
Gloria Diaz of Philippines – Miss Universe 1969
Question: In the next day or so, a man will land on the moon. If a man from the moon landed in your hometown, what would you do to entertain him?
Answer: “Oh, just the same things I do. I think if he has been on the moon for so long, I think when he comes over he wants to change, I guess.”
Lara Dutta of India – Miss Universe 2000
Question: Right now there is a protest going on right outside here calling the Miss Universe Pageant disrespectful of women. Convince them they are wrong.
Answer: “I think pageants like the Miss Universe pageant gives us young women a platform to foray in the fields that we want to and forge ahead, be it entrepreneurship, be it the armed force, be it politics. It gives us a platform to voice our choices and opinions, and makes us strong, independent that we are today. “
Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana – Miss Universe 1999
Question: “If miss universe would become pregnant during her reign, could she be allowed to continue as Miss Universe? “Answer: “Personally I think miss universe is a symbol of a woman in prone to celebrate her femininity. And I believe that… (Applause) Thank you… And I believe that if she got pregnant, you are not supposed to end the title. But, as a woman she should celebrate her femininity. Thank you”