A YouTube video of 2013 Miss Philippines USA candidate Joanlia Lising from Hayward, California during the August 18 coronation night Q&A portion has gone viral.
As one of the Top 12 candidates, Lising was asked: "Among the five senses, what do you prefer to have if you could only have one? And why?"
She responded: "Thank you for that wonderful question. If I have to pick out of five sense, I would pick seeing. Because seeing is the best sense that we can ever see, because seeing is believing. And believing into what you see is perfect. And, uh, out of all those senses, seeing... would really be wonderful, because… Thank you. That will be it."
|Photo from Fil-Am News and Lifestyles|
Alabama’s Jasmine Sabio was named winner. Holly Olalia was the Miss Philippines USA Tourism 2013 and Camille Teodoro was the Miss Philippines USA Ambassador 2013. The other awardees were: Anacarmina Mariategue, First Runner-up; Jessica Lee, Second Runner-up; Alexandra Maghsoudi, Third Runner-up; Leslie Pine, Miss Designer’s Choice; Jasmine Reyes, Miss Unity; Magne Booc, Miss Congeniality; Mishi Magno, Miss Photogenic; Anacarmina Mariategue, Best in Swimsuit; Janelle Olafson, Miss GT Cosmetics; Holly Olalia, Miss GT Cosmetics and Alexandra Maghsoudi, Community Service Award.
The pageant was held at the La Mirada Theater, with 24 candidates.