Without a doubt, Miss Philippines’ Venus Raj had a very good chance of taking the Miss Universe 2010 crown. She was an early favorite and consistently ranked first in the online popularity poll.
The Miss Universe 2010 organizers even invited her to be in Las Vegas way ahead of the other candidates so she could join the media pre-pageant blitz.
From the looks of things, up to the announcement of the Top 5, she was really poised to win the crown – and then the dreaded question and answer portion happened.
Judge William Baldwin asked her, “What was the one big mistake that you did in your life? And what did you do to make it right?”
Venus’ reply was, “You know what, sir, in my 22 years of existence, I can say that there’s nothing major, major problem that I’ve done in my life because I’m very confident with my family, with the love that they are giving to me. So thank you so much that I’m here. Thank you, thank you so much!”
While it was not as much of a “disaster”, it was definitely not the impressive Miss Universe answer the judges were looking for.