Miss Universe 2016: Who slayed the Q&A among the Top 6?

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How did Raquel Pelissier (Haiti), Chalita Suansane (Thailand), Maxine Medina (Philippines), Andrea Tovar (Colombia), Mary Esther Were (Kenya), and Iris Mittenaere (France) fare during the Final 6 Q&A portion of the 65th Miss Universe? 


The 65th Miss Universe Q&A portion proved to be tough for all Top 6 finalists.

These included Philippines's Maxine Medina, USA's Deshauna Barber, Thailand's Chalita Suansane, Frances's Iris Mittenaere, Haiti's Raquel Pelissier, and Colombia's Andrea Tovar.

After answering the grueling questions, the three finalists who made it to Top Three were Miss Colombia, Miss Haiti, and Miss France.

Maxine Medina, Philippines

Question: "What is the most significant change you have seen in the world in the last 10 years?"

Answer: "In the last 10 years of being here in the world, is that I saw all the people bringing in one event like this in Miss Universe. It is something big to us that we are one. As one nation, we are all together. Thank you. Maraming salamat po!"

Mary Esther Were, Kenya

Question: "What are you most excited about and what most concerns you when it comes to the presidency of Donald Trump?"

Answer: "Politics… Let me just start again. Donald Trump having been elected as president of the United States may not be the choice of many people living in the United States. Because of the divided support system for the outgoing President Barrack Obama who is supporting an upcoming woman president, was supposed to be a woman president, Hilary Clinton. So many people oppose his position. But I feel that once he took up his position, he was able to unify the entire nation. Thank you very much."

Chalita Suansane, Thailand (with interpreter)

Question: "Name a current or past world leader whom you admire and why?"

Answer: "Mabuhay Philippines! For me that would be the king of Thailand. His majesty has been working tirelessly on behalf of the Thai people ever since I was born. For all the Thai people, his majesty has been like a father to us. Salamat po!"

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Iris Mittenaere, France (with interpreter)

Question: Do countries have an obligation to accept refugees or do they have the right to close borders?

Answer: "The countries should have the right to open or close their borders. So throughout the world, people can choose to keep their borders open or close. In Europe we have open borders. In France, we want to have the most globalization that we can, we want to have the biggest exchange of people that we can. Maybe someday that would change. But now we have open borders. So having open borders allow us to travel the world and to find out more about whats out there in the world."

Raquel Pelissier, Haiti

Question: "On January 21st, an estimated 4.8 million people marched worldwide for human rights, women’s rights and other issues. If you were able to participate, what would you have been marching for?"

Answer: "Hello everybody! One of my, one of the women I admire in the world is Eleanor Roosevelt because she fought so much for human rights and I feel like that’s what we need in the world. People are just one. A hundred thousand years ago six species of human lived in the world, now we are just one. And we all need each other, we need to respect each other."

Andrea Tovar, Colombia (with interpreter)

Question: "Why do you believe that violence is prevalent in today’s society and what can we do about it?"

Answer: "Well, I come from a country that does have violence, and this is my reference point. And although there are presidents who don’t go along with others, we work together to be able to unite. Campaigns, respect, and inclusivity to be able to have a social transformation that will educate our children."

So PEPsters, how will you rate these candidates' performance during the Q&A?

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