Miss Philippines 2010 vs. irony: The answer that cost her Miss Universe

miss-philippines-2010-answer.jpgMiss Philippines Venus Raj said during Monday's Miss Universe pageant that she had no major regrets in her life. She might now.

Raj was considered a favorite to win the Miss Universe title, but she ended up in fifth place after stumbling in the interview round of the competition on Monday (Aug. 23). More than a few people are saying her answer to the question cost her the crown, which went to Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete.

The question, from judge William Baldwin, was simple enough: What is one big mistake you've made in your life, and what did you do to make it right? Seems ripe for a nice, I'm-human-too sort of answer about having let down a friend or loved one, right?

Raj didn't go that way, though, instead saying that there had been "nothing major, major" in her life that she's regretted. "I'm very confident with my family and the love they give me, so thank you so much that I'm here," she said. Her full answer is below -- watch the video and let us know what you think: Did Raj's answer cost her the Miss Universe title?



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