Published December 20, 2012
Miss Venezuela Irene Sofia Esser Quintero was asked a very simple question on Wednesday night's Miss Universe telecast, and in her native Spanish no less.
She chose to answer in English. And that may have been her big mistake.
Judge Diego Boneta asked: "If you could make a new law, what would it be?"
Quintero answered thusly:
"I think that any leys there are in Constitution or in life, are already made. I think that we should have, uh, a straight way to go in our similar, or, eh, in our lives as is this. For example, I'm a surfer, and I think that the best wave that I can take is the wave that I wait for it. So please do our only, eh, law that we can do. Thank you Vegas!"
Even with this answer factoring into her total, however, Quintero came in third, beating out Miss Brazil and Miss Australia. Which means she may have won if her answer had been intelligible!
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