Video: Atorni Ton
Viral this weekend was the video clip of Miss Philippines-Earth 2016 finalist Bellatrix Tan's answer during the Question & Answer portion of the beauty pageant held last Saturday, June 11.
The pageant this year seems to be riding with the millennial generation's way of tagging everything by putting hashtags on a word.
Bellatrix was given the hashtag "#ElninoLanina" referring to the two extreme climate conditions El Niño (ridiculously hot weather) and La Niña (crazy flooding during rainy seasons)
Her answer: "El Niño is what we are facing right now. If we do...uhm simple things like planting trees then we can, we will not experience drought, right? So if we start now we will achieve La Niña."
And as expected--in millennial gen-fashion--Bellatrix has gone viral. The video clip of her Q&A answer shared repeatedly on social media.
But easy on Bellatrix, folks. A lot of beauty contest enthusiasts we talked to say Q&As are really nerve-wracking and messing things up during this portion of a pageant can't be helped.
Plus, she's not the first and only one who cracked under pressure in Q&As. There were other before her. And because of YouTube, their beaucon booboos have become epic.