I don't have any idea why stupid things like this could happened. You can also see the video here or the mp3 file here.
Having an accent is not a problem… making some minor grammatical mistakes is forgivable…. but saying that “my admirer is Mother Theresa” and, worse, “Indonesia is a beautiful city” ……ouch… is too much!! And there’re some other “innocent” things popped up in her interview such as “…just simply person”
Source: Mer's Bites of Bytes
Below are the transcript of the interview by Kendor:
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: I like to do in my spare time is going out with my friends, with my family, and sharing with the children. Like doing some acti.. uh.. doing some activities, uh... in social work... like campaign for them... and campaign for against, uh... discrimination of women... something like that. campaign for against discrimination of women yeah rite [cliche rating: 10/10]
Q: What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
A: I see myself in ten years ag... she was going to say: ten years ago hehehe I see myself in ten years later simply as a Nadine. And, uh... doing something like.. or... be more mature and express or explore myself and my potential... and doing something for anybo.. uh... doing something for me and everyone. Like, I want to work for the UNICEF, so I can be more active and give more attention for them. give more attention to UNICEF? [cliche rating: 10/10]
Q: Who is your idol?
A: My admi... uh my admire... is Mother Theresa, Mother Theresa admire her hehehe because...uh... she is so humble for me and she uh... she had... she has a beautiful or wonderful personality... So I really adore at hi.. at her adore AT him? yeah rite. [cliche rating: 10/10]
Q: Your friends say you are ...
A: My friends tells that i am friendly... easy-going person, just simply person, nothing "simply" about this! ordinary person, and patient. [cliche rating: 8/10]
Q: What do you want the rest of the world to know about your country?
A: Indonesia is a beautiful city, no wonder we feels so misunderstood LOL* so you should go there to visit by yourself. Because, we have a lot of beautiful beaches and the spectacular mountain, and dramatic of history, and so the people. Because people of Indonesia is really... is really welcome... and really friendly because they like to know more about other country, other belief, other ideas. So come to Indonesia and feel it, and we open.. uh... we open our arms to come to Indonesia. This is true, whenever we come to Indonesia we open our arms hehehe. [cliche rating: 8/10]
You can also see the video here or the mp3 file here.
I don't have time to watch her video interview nor the rest of the delegates. But from what I read, I feel sorry for Indonesia letting her join the beauty pageant. Yes, she is pretty and well-shaped figure. But I don't think she's good enough to represent Indonesia in Miss Universe 2006. As for me, I'm not saying I'm better than her, because I realize I don't speak English fluently. At least if I were the one who represented Indonesia in international pageant like Miss Universe, I'll take an intensive English course so I wouldn't have to embarass myself worldwide :p
Updated on August 2, 2006: Miss Universe 2006 is Zuleyka Rivera (18) from Puerto Rico. Congratulations!