Miss Universe 2022 candidates gave the judges a run for their money during the Top 5 Question-and-Answer Portion as all five candidates gave the best answers they could within the time limit given to them.
But only three made it to the Top 3: Miss Dominican Republic, Miss U.S.A., and Miss Venezuela.
Here's the full transcipt of the Q&A portion:
Question: Tell me about a time you felt shame and how you turned that feeling into fuel?
Answer: Thank you for your question. I actually have a presscon which is called the forbidden dream which talks about that forbidden dream that I have when wanted to become a fashion designer because I felt shamed about it. I didn't feel it was possible for me to sustain my life. But I pursued it and I demonstrated myself which was the important thing, that following our dreams, our passions, we are able to make an impact in every single action we take.
Q: Miss U recently made an inclusive changeabout allowing mothers and married womento compete this year. What's another change you'd like to see and why?
Answer: For me, I'd like to see an age increase because I am 28 years old and that is the oldest age to compete and I think it's a beautiful thing. My favorite quote is if not now then when. I believe age does not define us. It's not yesterday, it's now, the time is now, and you can go after what you want.
Question: If you are crowned Miss Universe, how would you represent all of this year's delegates through your reign?
Answer: I will represent all of these year's delegates because I am a mirror of what a woman is. I believe in the dream and the power that we all hold and we all make our dreams reality and that's why we are standing here today. I know what it's like to believe in your dream, but I also know what it's like to find your voice. We are the voice of tomorrow so let your voice echo in the chamber of time. This is the power that we have and I will represent a woman like that.
Question: If you have the opprotunity to speak with the leader of your country, what would you want to discuss?
Answer: Hi to New Orleans! How are you guys doing today? I think there's a lot to be discussed and I believe Curacao is a multicultural country. And I believe that we should embrace all different cultures and also discuss the fact that I feel like sometimes people feel excluded and we should not discriminate or have any type of bullying in the country.
Question: What is the most significant obstacle that women in your country face and what should be done about it?
Answer: I believe the most significant obstacle women in my country face is access to education. There's a number of women and children in our country that cannot go to school and don't have lack of access to go to them and I believe we should do something about it now. We need to make sure that kids are able to be kids, they want to play, to educate themselves. Not be mothers, not be wives. It is the moment now to take action...